Town of Portugal Cove – St. Philip’s Speed Limit Policy

CLIENT: Town of Portugal Cove-St. Philip’s

YEAR: 2016

ROLE: Highway Design

CATEGORY: Policy

Town of Portugal Cove – St. Philip’s Speed Limit Policy

CLIENT: Town of Portugal Cove-St. Philip’s

YEAR: 2016

ROLE: Highway Design

CATEGORY: Policy

Harbourside Transportation Consultants (HTC) was retained by the Town of Portugal Cove-St. Philips’s to develop a Speed Limit Policy. The policy provides guidelines for establishing and reviewing posted speed limits within the Town.

The intent of the policy is to ensure that safe speed limits are set and to strike a balance between a variety of objectives such as convenience, efficiency, energy conservation, and minimizing environmental impact.

The speed limits are reviewed using the principles outlined by the Transportation Association of Canada’s (TAC) Guidelines for Establishing Speed Limits. Speed limits in school zone are treated separately.

The policy outlines a procedure for the review of speed limits on an annual basis which includes carrying out a program of speed and traffic volume date collection. The policy also outlines the process to be followed when a member of the public submits a request to change the speed limit at a specific location.