Residents upset over city's stop sign solution
Meandering Brook Drive near Lester and Albion Roads has a posted speed limit of 50 kilometres per hour, but residents on the street say drivers are doing anything but meandering as they make their way through the street.
"There are no stops," said Norm Sauve. "It's basically a speedway."
A city traffic study last fall concluded that traffic volume on Meandering Brook Drive is relatively low and average speeds were well below the posted limit.
Diane Deans, the city councillor for the area, said the street doesn't qualify for stop signs under provincial rules.
"After a very short time people will start ignoring the stop sign and driving right through it," said Deans. "That then becomes the safety hazard."
"So city staff aren't prepared to put in unwarranted stop signs because they become a bigger hazard for the community," she said.