Town won't lower speed limit

The Town of Qualicum Beach won’t be slowing down traffic to allow low-speed electric vehicles access the uptown core from the Eaglecrest and Chartwell subdivisions.

However, said town engineer Bob Weir this week, there is a route that can be used to get the vehicles where they want to go without making everyone else go slow, too.

The issue arose after concerns were raised at the September council meeting about the inability of Chartwell or Eaglecrest residents to access the town core with low-speed electric vehicles because of the speed limits between  the subdivisions and the town core.

At a special council meeting Wednesday, Weir detailed how, instead of using Rupert Road — and requiring all traffic to slow down to low-speed capacities — Chartwell residents can cross Highway 19A to Eaglecrest, cross from Countryclub to Village way, go up Village way to the other end of Hollywood and then onto Fern Road.

“There’s no need to lower any speed limits,” he said.

Council had been considering a one-day trial lowering of the speed limit, but after Weir’s presentation, they opted to drop the matter.


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