Okotoks residents will breathe a little easier in 2016 with new and reduced speed limits in their neighbourhoods.
Town councilors approved a motion to lower the speed limits in most residential streets in Okotoks to 40 km/hr. That includes some of Okotoks main thoroughfares, such as Elizabeth, McRae and North Railway Streets.
Streets in Okotoks communities with a posted 30 km/hr restriction and back alleys that have a default speed limit of 15 km/hr will remain as posted with no further reductions.
Some of Okotoks busier streets, such as Northridge, Southridge, Milligan, 32 St and Big Rock Trail will retain the 50 km/hr speed limits.
When will it take effect?
The new 40 km/hr residential speed limit was voted upon and is effective…