Speed humps to be considered for Peachland

The proposed speed humps would help reduce speeds on Beach Avenue

The district of Peachland is reviewing the need for speed humps on Beach Avenue.

A report that will be presented to council cites that there have been concerns about noise, speed and safety along the waterfront avenue.

City staff has determined that speed humps are preferable to speed bumps, “are designed to slow a driver down to a speed of 30 km/h at the lowest.”

READ MORE: Pelicans spotted in Peachland

READ MORE: Pets still missing after Peachland home fire

“At excessive speeds the effects of speed humps can have a jolting effect and be quite uncomfortable for drivers, passengers and cargo.”

Speed humps are three inches high and are placed in series at intervals to achieve the desired speed of drivers, usually the speed humps come in pairs.

If council approves the request for speed humps along Beach Avenue, staff would need to collect data and information including gauging support from residents, collecting traffic data, speaking with emergency service providers, BC Transit, the school district and the operations department regarding snow removal.

Council will meet on April 23.

To report a typo, email:
newstips@kelownacapnews.com
.


@KelownaCapNews
newstips@kelownacapnews.com

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

Just Posted

Downtown Vernon offers suggestions on overdose prevention site

The DVA agrees with other stakeholders proposed facility should be near Vernon Jubilee Hospital

Okanagan-Shuswap weather: Thunderstorm possible for South Okanagan

The rest of the region will enjoy a sunny day.

Vernon ducks race for BC Guide Dogs

Ducks will be available to “adopt” for the race at Superstore, Safeway, the Bay and Buy Low Foods

BOOMER TALK: Dem bones gonna walk around you

Columnist Carole Fawcett looks at human bones and joints

Vernon Secondary Class of 1979 readies for reunion

Group celebrates 40 years since graduation with weekend golf, meet and greet and dinner/dance

REPLAY: The best videos from across B.C. this week

In case you missed it, here’s a look at the replay-worth highlights from this week in the province

UN urges Canada to take more vulnerable Mexican migrants from Central America

The request comes as the United States takes a harder line on its Mexican border

Mistrial declared in Jamie Bacon murder plot trial

Bacon was on trial for counselling to commit the murder of Person X

B.C. VIEWS: Money-laundering melodrama made for TV

Public inquiry staged to point fingers before 2021 election

Canadian homebuyers escaping high housing costs by moving to secondary cities

In British Columbia, exurbs have grown in the Hope Valley and Kamloops

Feds lay out proposed new rules for voice, video recorders in locomotives

Transport Canada wants to limit use of recorders to if a crew’s actions led to a crash

Brothers acquired land at entrance to Garnet Valley

Name of Summerland valley and lake does not match spelling of family name.

Raptors beat Bucks 100-94 to advance to franchise’s first-ever NBA Finals

Leonard has 27 points, 17 boards to lead Toronto past Milwaukee

Third person charged in death of B.C. teen found in torched SUV

Inderdeep Kaur Deo facing charge of accessory after the fact to murder

Most Read