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Less than half our elementary schools have reduced speed limits. Is that safe?

Ward 5 councillors want to change that
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File photo. Meghan Groff/

The following resolution has been placed on the agenda of this week's City Council meeting by Ward 5 Counc. Matthew Scott and Corey Gardi.

The meeting will be livestreamed on SooToday starting at 4:30 p.m. Monday.

School Zones

Mover: Councillor M. Scott
Seconder: Councillor C. Gardi

Whereas the City of Sault Ste. Marie has 24 elementary schools; and

Whereas there are only 10 officially designated “school zones” with reduced speed limits within Sault Ste. Marie; and

Whereas the safety of our community’s children is of critical importance to the residents of Sault Ste. Marie; and

Whereas some communities in the province have reduced-speed school zone policies to supplement standard provincial guidelines;

Now, therefore, be it resolved that staff be requested to bring a policy to council that clearly establishes conditions for reduced-speed school zones within the City of Sault Ste. Marie.