By Kevin Woodhouse
Too many signs in a municipality can be visually polluting, invite graffiti and can incur additional costs for replacing them. In an effort to reduce the number of posted signs in Kirkland, the city has decided to post 40 km/h signs when entering residential areas, allowing the city to get rid of more than 100 unneeded signs taking up space.
“Sector signs also work better in court as it is harder to challenge in court if need be,” said Kirkland General Director Joe Sanalitro. “They will be posted at all residential entry points and there will also be transition signs at entrance and exits to 30 km/h zones such as parks and schools.”
In order to implement the new signage, the city worked with the Ministry of Transport who agreed with the city’s initiative.
“The signage is being done now and besides getting rid of unwanted signs, this implementation is going to make things simpler for residents and motorists,” Sanalitro said.
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