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Playground Speed Limit

Does anyone else find the 30/h km speed limit for parks completely absurd for winter months??

Who is playing at parks in -20 that we need to slow down for?

Should at least be seasonal!

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  1. Aaron Frank Aaron Frank says:

    Haha so you want to justify driving faster under worse conditions??

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  2. Rick Brown Rick Brown says:

    sure next you say it’s raining no kid will play in the rain WHEN will this shit end….. with the death of some kid????

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  3. Jenna Unrau Jenna Unrau says:

    Uuuhhh….are you just trolling us OP?!
    Because that’s what it seems like. But just in case you are serious:
    The limit is there to have people slow down and not kill kids. Through the year, kids live right near the school too. And in case they ARE outside, you slow down to keep them safe.
    Why would you speed up on ICE AND SNOW?? Can you stop on a dime? Do you have a magic car?
    It is a school zone! You slow down! It’s the Law! End of discussion!

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  4. Sorry my children are not seasonal they are year round. Follow the speed limit so both of us can have all our family members come home at night.

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  5. Rick Murch Rick Murch says:

    I’m with you on the absurdity of the placement of “some” of these zones. I drive through a industrial area daily that hasn’t seen a kid in ten blocks since Sept. There isn’t a track in the snow… Yet.. It’s a 30 zone. If you follow the rational of others posting on this “just in case” the speed limit should be 30km on the Henday too.

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  6. Not all winter days are -20 and when t he weather warms, kids play. Just slow down to 30 and respect the posted limits. Kids/parents should not have to worry about their safety because some believe themselves above the law.

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  7. Tracy Veen Tracy Veen says:

    I know my kids were out year round

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  8. Wow what an inconvience. Smh

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  9. Ok. Here’s the thing. I was ignorant to why we do 30km/hr. I thought, well I guess if a kid is gunna run out, 30km is better than hitting them at 50km. Ok. So here I am, IN WINTER, going through a playground, WITH KIDS and one ran out. I hit the brakes and I didn’t hit them, I stopped. Quick. It’s 30km so we can stop almost instantly if something or someone runs out in front of us. I never knew the importance until I had it put into action. If it’s -20 and you think that the playgrounds are void of children……enjoy explaining that one

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  10. Bailey Anne Bailey Anne says:

    So did you know I know of a daycare that takes kids out until -18 twice a day?

    Also yesterday a friend and I were driving in GUESS WHAT A SCHOOL ZONE (and only doing 20 as we had just turned onto that road) and a kid THANKFULLY seen us before he stepped off the curb as it was icy as fuck. We aimed for the pole, but had that kid not been taught to stay on the curb till a vehicle stops. It would’ve been a different story..

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  11. It’s a cash grab, nothing else

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    • It’s only a cash grab if you lack the basic ability to match the speed on your gauge cluster with the big signs with the black lettering.
      So if it the number is 30kmh on that big sign…
      Look, I’m being facetious, its not hard to go years without getting a speeding ticket, you choose to pay the stupid tax.
      How much you pay seems directly related to a persons frontal lobe development.

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  12. Slowing from 50 down to 30 will cost you 15 seconds of commute time at the most.

    Find something else to whine about.

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    • I only have a problem with the ones on the overpasses that get you if you don’t hammer the brakes when the speed changes from 110 to 100 or 100 to 80 and they are right there at the transition. There is absolutely no reason other then a cash grab for these ones. They are causing more danger by being parked on the overpass then anyone not hitting the brakes for the drop in speed!

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    • You just wait until you have a plate of food across from me!

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  13. Umm 50 to 30 @say 2 playgrounds, u lose 20mph x 2 works out to aprox less than a minute to leave earlier to prevent a tragedy. Works for me.

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  14. Who plays in parks at -20?

    Canadian children. That’s who.

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  15. There is money to be farmed from all the sheeple. Baaaaa haaaaa haaaaa. It’s only dumb when it’s not your kid underneath a car..

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    • Rick Murch Rick Murch says:

      Its also dumb when there is a park in a industrial zone that hadn’t seen a kid in months the location of some of these and painting the law with a absurdly broad brush is stupid.

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  16. There is a big stretch in our area that had this playground speed zone implemented, at first it seemed a little ridiculous as it’s from 7am to 9pm I think but if it helps keep kids safe than it is a good thing. I just go around the other way now to avoid the area lol. No big deal.

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  17. only takes one kid to run out and get hit to destroy many lives, including yours.

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    • Why can’t people be forward thinking like this? And you know that when you hit someone with a vehicle, that scene will play in your mind for the rest of your days. As it should.

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    • Why can’t people be forward thinking like this? And you know that when you hit someone with a vehicle, that scene will play in your mind for the rest of your days. As it should.

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  18. Bike lanes in this weather is a bigger joke

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  19. I have no problem with the reduced speed, I have a problem with the hours. At 8 or 9 I’m in the winter it’s pitch black out. I drive through a ton of these zones, and I can probably count the kids I’ve seen playing in the playgrounds after dinner with one hand. And just because you don’t support these zones doesn’t mean your pro running over people. It’s not like these zones were the autobahn with hundreds of deaths a week. The speed limit was marginally higher and people still lived.

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  20. Jo-Anne Hall Jo-Anne Hall says:

    Many kids are outside in subzero temperatures! If these zones are an inconvenience to you, drive a different route or better yet TAKE THE BUS!

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  21. Alison Boddy Alison Boddy says:

    Sure, go for it……but given the way some people in this city ignore speed limits of any kind, I highly doubt it will make a difference just because it’s a park. That being said, the city won’t be able to enforce it anyway so it’s a moot point.

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  22. Better safe than sorry! An extra minute in travel time isn’t going to make any difference

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  23. It’s 30km/hr for a block or two. Cue the end of the world.

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  24. I’ve had people pass me in the one by hardisty pool. Idiots. It’s not gonna ruin your day to slow down for 2 blocks.

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  25. Nope. If they are in effect all year then you don’t have to think twice come Sumner. Anyway, what difference do a few seconds make?

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  26. I see alot of drivers ignore the signs. Some playgrounds have skating rinks, and kids do bundle up and play in all sorts of weather. Slow down and obey the speed limits and keep the kids safe.

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  27. Because schools are open all winter and children as well as other humans use the cross walks. It’s for safety.

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  28. Sharon Swan Sharon Swan says:

    Why do things always have to be an issue… the speed is 30 … slow down and do the limit .. why do things have to change to suit people …. it’s bad enough when the speed limit is 60 and the drivers are doing 70 and complaining when they get a ticket …. can’t please everyone …so why not start pleasing others instead on wanting to please yourself all the time

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  29. I miss the days where parents taught kids to look both ways before crossing the street. Kids shouldn’t be running out onto roads. I understand that people shouldn’t be speeding through these areas (as well as any area) but kids should learn how to survive out there too. I don’t care about commute time as I don’t pass through a school zone and having kids is a big nope for me but I think we can teach everyone, even children, some responsibility no?

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  30. If you can’t handle doing 30 for a block, you need to manage your time better and have a camomile tea to help you relax. The 5 seconds it adds to your day is not significant.

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  31. Phil Allard Phil Allard says:

    Wow maybe give up your license if you have to ask such a stupid question

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  32. Do we need to a junior high physics lesson here? Faster you’re going the longer it takes to slow down. This means the more you travel from the exact moment your powerful brain goes oh hey I need to slow down suddenly there’s a human in the way! You may be the best driver on the world but your car doesn’t stop on a dime and it’s kinda bigger than a human.

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  33. Sandra Wells Sandra Wells says:

    I have seen countless times, where parents had their little ones bundled up and enjoying the playground in the winter cold! What’s the big hurry for some people these days? Think about others and their safety! I also believe that 40 km is fast enough through most residential neighbourhoods at any time!

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  34. its -20 right now and there’s lots of kids outside… and they’re all bundled up in scarves and toques and can barely see where the hell they’re going, so yeah… I’ll just stick to the 30km

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  35. Trish Down Trish Down says:

    Last time I checked most speed limits aren’t seasonal

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  36. AND! In effect until 9:00 PM! CASH GRAB! But the city cannot afford the resources to monitor all these fictitious zones they`ve created.

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  37. My only logical response is outdoor ice rinks.

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  38. Spending most of my work day in residential areas. I think they may have gone a bit overboard in the recent signage in the SE. Some of the areas singed have no play ground equipment and I have yet to see anyone using them. And no one after dark. I support the idea, but some of the areas should be reviewed and the time shortened to 7pm?

    Otherwise in the winter I’m not much more than 30 due to road conditions.

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  39. Joe Spence Joe Spence says:

    Just because YOU dont see kids playing there when YOU drive by doesnt mean there are not kids playing there when others drive by dumbass.

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  40. dawn til dusk makes more sense to me. then it doesn’t matter what season it is, right!

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  41. And you people realize children are not allowed to play outside below -20 so if you send your kid outside in that weather you`re a bad parent.

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  42. I’m so tired of these speed limit posts

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  43. Travis Hugh Travis Hugh says:

    So you think the city is going to go out and flip the signs every time the temperature warms up? What a dumbass question.

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  44. Who the fack cares? Oh no. You have to slow down for 3 blocks. Heaven forbid! And it’s good because it gets people in the habit of slowing down in those areas and remembering there are school zones. If you don’t slow down all winter, probabky won’t remember in the spring or summer. Like who the hell is butt hurt over this issue.

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  45. What does the sign say? Obey it.

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  46. Kids go out for reccess everyday unless it colder then -23 …. this is Canada and this is Alberta. Most kids bundle up and go play.

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  47. Ejit, you should be slowing down anyways for winter conditions, and I agree when people say Safety of children is NOT seasonal

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  48. It takes a few seconds longer to get through…big deal!

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  49. Totally I just mentioned about this at work. Why would anyone go out at night on a playground with kids. Better chances of them getting hurt by not seeing what they are doing. what they are doing. So why have the speed limit at 30 so stupid.

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  50. It’s the Until 9pm thing that I’m bothered with in a playground zone during the winter months. I would never let my children play in -20 during the winter that late.

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  51. Sue Dubya Sue Dubya says:

    Regardless of whether you think it’s absurd or not, it’s the law. If children ARE playing in the park and they’re crossing the road, you’d better be able to stop! They’ve lowered the speed limit to 30 kph, so follow the speed limit. I’ve noted a few areas where the changes are, followed the speed changes accordingly, and had a$$hats come roaring up behind me at MORE than 50 kph (which is the normal posted limit). So essentially they’re breaking TWO posted speed limits. Then I get the honks, get flipped the bird, and have even been passed. Someone’s going to get killed…and it makes me sad.

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  52. Sammi Pepin Sammi Pepin says:

    I agree this change was silly.

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  53. Carol Maser Carol Maser says:

    All of did as Children & Canadian children Still do if they’re not raised by weenie parents!!! You may have come here from a warmer climate, Right???

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  54. Frank Yurich Frank Yurich says:

    Hey asshat slow down if you don’t want to stay the fuck home I’ve seen way to many of you over entitled dum fucks speeding every where if your that much of a hurry leave five minutes earlier and I hope your insurance is up to date because I would like to introduce you to my rear bumper …

    Slow the fuck down and respect our children before you run across some one like me and I pull you out of your car and beat the living shit out of you !!!

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