Oak Bay Speed Limit Review
Over time, the District of Oak Bay has seen the introduction of a rather large number of speed zones ranging from 20 km/h to the municipal standard limit of 50 km/h. It is known that driver compliance to these speed zones is often poor. As well, there is a concern that many different speed zones may be confusing to drivers, particularly for drivers from elsewhere in the region or tourists.
Adept Transportation Solutions was retained to review available research, practices elsewhere, and conditions in Oak Bay and to make recommendations for a systematic process for determining a speed limit for a particular street. The project included extensive consultation with stakeholders and the public.
The TAC procedure for establishing speed limits was used and over 50 road segments were analysed. The results were compared to existing travel speeds to confirm the appropriateness of proposed changes and a staged implementation plan was recommended.