Attention Victoria drivers!

What do you think of local speed limits? 

According to Research Co., two thirds of British Columbians involved in a recent poll would support lowering speed limits in the province.

The results of the survey, which was conducted online by 800 residents, revealed support for lowering speeds in residential areas to 30 km/h has increased from 58% in 2019 to 66% in 2022.

According to the poll, 66% of British Columbians acknowledge that they would “definitely” or “probably” like to see the speed limit reduced to 30 km/h on all residential streets in their municipality, while keeping the speed limit on arterial and collector roads at 50 km/h.

Support for lower speed limits in BC is higher with women (68%) than men (63%) and higher for residents aged 18-34 (70%) than 35 to 54 (65%) and 55 and over (62%). 

The notion of a lower regional speed limit is most popular in southern BC (72%), followed by northern BC (67%), and Fraser Valley (63%). 

When it comes to Vancouver Island, only 57% of the representative population agreed with the idea of lowering speed limits. 

What do you think?

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