High-speed traffic in residential areas

I’ve had the good fortune to hear from a lot of people so far, and the issue that I hear most frequently is about cars zooming around residential areas at high speeds. In the many residential streets full of children this is an acute safety issue, especially in streets without sidewalks.

The sensible solution will depend on a case by case basis. While some streets may warrant a speed bump, others may need a sidewalk. My priority will be keeping track of the issues people have with traffic on their streets, following up with them and other residents in the area, working with the relevant people and departments in HRM to find the best solution and, importantly, getting it implemented as quickly as possible. This is also another reason to invest heavily in good public transit and transportation infrastructure, to make it easier to get around Halifax without having to go through residential streets as frequently.