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HotHotHeat
01-31-2009, 03:21 PM
What is the speed limit in residential communities?

oilers_fan
01-31-2009, 03:22 PM
50 I do believe unless otherwise posted.

OzSome
01-31-2009, 03:27 PM
What is the speed limit in residential communities?

50 km/hr

@theCBE
01-31-2009, 03:27 PM
50

BlackArcher101
01-31-2009, 03:28 PM
This is actually a dispute?

I recommend this for some reading:
http://www.transportation.alberta.ca/733.htm

Specifically http://www.transportation.alberta.ca/1956.htm

troutman
01-31-2009, 03:39 PM
People on my street seem to think the limit is 90. I should sit on my drive way in a lawn chair and throw rocks at them.

50 km/h is the maximum speed limit for a highway that is located within an urban area

Is a quiet res street a highway?

Jayman put a sign in our community that the limit is 30, but I don't think that is binding.

SeeGeeWhy
01-31-2009, 04:03 PM
Depends on the average running speed of the children from the area.

Madman
01-31-2009, 04:26 PM
It's all dependent on the amount of beers you have consumed. There is an official formula, but I normally go by - 20km/hr for every 1 beer.

And then any amount over 7 beers constitutes the use of your horn to announce the presence of an above average drive on the street so all residents can come watch your skills in action.

J pold
01-31-2009, 04:35 PM
50km/hr unless otherwise posted.

Resolute 14
01-31-2009, 04:37 PM
This is actually a dispute?

I recommend this for some reading:
http://www.transportation.alberta.ca/733.htm

Specifically http://www.transportation.alberta.ca/1956.htm

You would be surprised. In Airdrie, the limit in residentials is 30.

Swarly
01-31-2009, 04:43 PM
50

what is the dispute? what do you both think it is?

oilers_fan
01-31-2009, 04:48 PM
You would be surprised. In Airdrie, the limit in residentials is 30.But that is probably posted everywhere.

Resolute 14
01-31-2009, 04:49 PM
Nope. The feeder routes in residential areas are posted as 30, but the roads that branch off them aren't posted.

ken0042
01-31-2009, 05:55 PM
Now that we've all agreed that it's 50- mind telling us what the dispute was?

HotHotHeat
01-31-2009, 06:47 PM
My girlfriend is from Ontario, and apparently it's 40 unless otherwise posted there...Something I can't speak to. Anyways....she thought it was 40 here, I argued 50. Couldn't find anything on the internet, so CP it was.

I knew I was right, just needed something/one to back me up haha.

Ducay
01-31-2009, 06:58 PM
40 if you're rich and live in Mount Royal

Eddie Bronze
01-31-2009, 07:22 PM
Speaking on the posted speed limits, there is a long stretch of Shaganappi from north of Country Hills all the way to the top of the hill coming down towards John Laurie where there is no posted speed limit on either side, going north or south. As you go down or come up that hill the limit is 80 but if you come out on the south bound side north of country hills and continue on you have no idea what speed you are allowed to go until you get past the intersection going into Edgemont. I wonder what would happen if a cop stopped you along there going, oh I don't know, 90? Could you get out of a ticket since there is no posted speed limit? :D

Nancy
01-31-2009, 07:24 PM
My girlfriend is from Ontario, and apparently it's 40 unless otherwise posted there...Something I can't speak to. Anyways....she thought it was 40 here, I argued 50. Couldn't find anything on the internet, so CP it was.

I knew I was right, just needed something/one to back me up haha.

Meh, anyone from Ontario needs to be retrained in North American driving standards once they leave Ontario. It gets really entertaining when they move to Vancouver and are faced with a flashing green light. (Which apparently they call or used to call and "Advanced Green" light in Ontario which is/was the same as a green turning arrow... not so in Vancouver.)

NuclearFart
01-31-2009, 07:25 PM
It's all dependent on the amount of beers you have consumed. There is an official formula, but I normally go by - 20km/hr for every 1 beer.

And then any amount over 7 beers constitutes the use of your horn to announce the presence of an above average drive on the street so all residents can come watch your skills in action.

So after 3+ beers you're accelerating in reverse?

Shazam
01-31-2009, 07:51 PM
Speaking on the posted speed limits, there is a long stretch of Shaganappi from north of Country Hills all the way to the top of the hill coming down towards John Laurie where there is no posted speed limit on either side, going north or south. As you go down or come up that hill the limit is 80 but if you come out on the south bound side north of country hills and continue on you have no idea what speed you are allowed to go until you get past the intersection going into Edgemont. I wonder what would happen if a cop stopped you along there going, oh I don't know, 90? Could you get out of a ticket since there is no posted speed limit? :DIt's 50 unless otherwise posted. Of course, it's not "really" 50 there, it's the City being typically stupid and not bothering to put signs up after the construction was done.

I've phoned 311 about these matters so many times, I think I'm singlehandedly responsible for most of the signage in NW Calgary.

Tower
01-31-2009, 08:40 PM
Speaking on the posted speed limits, there is a long stretch of Shaganappi from north of Country Hills all the way to the top of the hill coming down towards John Laurie where there is no posted speed limit on either side, going north or south. As you go down or come up that hill the limit is 80 but if you come out on the south bound side north of country hills and continue on you have no idea what speed you are allowed to go until you get past the intersection going into Edgemont. I wonder what would happen if a cop stopped you along there going, oh I don't know, 90? Could you get out of a ticket since there is no posted speed limit? :D

You can get out of any violation ticket.