Letter to the editor 4, Feb. 2, 2017

Slow down

Dear Editor,

A number of times I have brought up the issue at St. Lazare council meetings that the speed limit along Chemin Sainte-Angélique up to Côte Saint-Charles should be reduced to at least 40 km/hr. Vehicles do exceed the speed limit and it is not safe for individuals who walk even on the bicycle paths, which include mothers with baby strollers. It does not take much for a driver to look away for a split second. We also have large trucks that use the roads. They sometime cross the medium.

I noticed that Lachine reduced the speed limit to 30 km/h throughout their borough. Why can't we?

I was informed by council that they require permission from the government. I say safety comes first and not decisions made by bureaucrats in Quebec City.

We need more people to bring these issues up at every council meeting. They have to be reminded that they work for us and not vice versa.

Richard Masys

St. Lazare

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