Despite the response I received on my 3rd attempt of contacting the Town about the extended 50km/h speed sign just east past South Glens I am just as irked as I was before. I feel as though I was given the brushoff and even though I included the original letter to the editor from Colette Bachand as well as the other comments I feel as though Mr. Schaefer did NOT address the concern about the issue being the extended 50km speed PAST the South Glens entrance travelling east.
In my letter to David Schaefer, Director of Corporate Operations, I wrote:
“Near the end of July the 50km speed limit on Cardiff Road heading east was extended beyond where it had been with no notice and from what I can determine no logic. There is no residential or commercial activity, just fields so it could not be for a safety reason.
“By coincidence, at the same time we have seen more radar trap presence at that location?
“What is it going to take for this decision to be reconsidered?
“As a Cardiff Echoes resident for the past 35 years I just do not understand the logic of this change nor do I understand why there was no notice to drivers of the pending change.
“Please advise me why the 50km was extended heading east beyond the South Glens entrance where only fields exist.”
I included copies of the Morinville News letter to the editor on the issue.
In his response, Mr. Schaefer thanked me, said there had been complaints about people speeding past the South Glens entrance and indicated that the speed enforcement areas & amounts had not changed.
How can folks travelling east be speeding past the entrance when the original 80km posted sign was positioned already past the entrance? Why did the 50km need to be extended even further east where only open fields are on both sides of the road?
Why there was no advance notification to drivers of the change.
It seems as though this was considered to be just an obvious opportunity for the Town to generate more revenue through photo radar.
It is the residents of Cardiff & Cardiff Echoes who have been negatively affected and I wonder what it is going to take to have this decision re-examined. Maybe the 200 plus residents need to organize a petition to present to council?