City staff are recommending against installing speed humps on Purdy Crescent. The traffic on the street, which runs from Rosemount to Oak near the Crossroads plaza, does not go fast enough, staff say.
Purdy meets all the other criteria, including volume, grade, and design, and enough community members agree with the proposal. Nonetheless, the fastest 15% of cars go only 4 km/h (and up) over the speed limit. The city says that the fastest 15% of traffic must be speeding at least 10 km/h over the limit.
To your humble correspondent, this seems like a simple confusion. 40 is a like a high speed limit on a short residential street with a sharp bend. People going 44 are going too fast, even if they are only barely over the nominal limit.
The matter will be considered one more time, at Community Council, on September 11.