Traffic calming on Crofton’s Queen Street requested

The Municipality of North Cowichan will consider placing a number of “traffic-calming measures” on Queen Street in Crofton

  • Aug. 5, 2016 2:00 p.m.

The Municipality of North Cowichan will consider placing a number of “traffic-calming measures” on Queen Street in Crofton after receiving a petition from a group called the Concerned Citizens of Crofton.

North Cowichan’s council decided to direct staff to prepare a report on the issue, which is mainly related to speeding, at it’s meeting on July 20.

“With the introduction of the traffic-calming measures on York Street, residents of Crofton say traffic on Queen Street has increased, and the number of speeding vehicles has increased,” the petition stated. “We strongly recommend measures to slow traffic down be put in place before someone is hurt.”

Among the recommendations the group is asking for are marked crosswalks painted on a number of areas on Queen Street, speed bumps or rumble strips installed and “bigger and bolder” signs marking speed limits and where children play.