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City Council approves Traffic Bylaw Amendment to enhance Safety in School and Playground Zones

Post Date:07/29/2019 6:06 PM

For Immediate Release
July 29, 2019

City Council approves Traffic Bylaw Amendment to enhance Safety in School and Playground Zones

Swift Current City Council, at their regular Council Meeting held on Monday, July 29th, approved a Motion to amend the School Zone and Active Playground Zone Traffic Bylaw to enhance safety in and around schools and playgrounds.

The approved amendments to the Bylaw state that, between the hours of 8:00 AM and 8:00 PM, seven days per week, all motor vehicles traveling within School and Playground Zones will obey a speed limit of 30 km/h and will be prohibited from making U-Turns. The updated Bylaw will go into effect prior to the start of the new school year in September.

“This update to the Bylaw adds an additional measure of safety where schools and playgrounds are located,” said Swift Current Mayor Denis Perrault. “We’re asking motorists to take a little more time and be extra cautious when they’re travelling in these areas, which will ultimately make these locations safer for kids.”

With the changes coming in just over a month, the City will be launching an outreach and education campaign to ensure that motorists are aware of the proposed amendments.

“We’re going to be sharing lots of information with the community and our stakeholders about these new traffic rules,” said Mitch Minken, the City’s General Manager of Infrastructure & Operations. “We want residents and motorists to be well aware that these changes are coming so there’s a smooth transition in September.”

Information about the amended Traffic Bylaw, including impacted locations, can be found on the City’s website at www.swiftcurrent.ca/30km

The City of Swift Current would like to thank residents and motorists in advance for their cooperation.

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For more information please contact:


Michael Boutilier
Communications & Stakeholder Relations Coordinator
City of Swift Current
m.boutilier@swiftcurrent.ca
306.741.0732

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