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MUP Speed Limits

j.graham

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Anyone have examples of effective speed limit implementation for multi-use pathways? There are some pathways in my city that are set at 20km/h (about 12.5 mph). However, there are a lot of cyclists that ignore it completely. Thoughts on this?
 

DVD

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Your using km/h so I'm going to assume you might be in Canada so things might be different there. Here, if you can't get local police to enforce it then it doesn't exist other than a nice warning and something for teenagers to shoot paint balls at. Sorry, it's not to helpful. Maybe someone else has better experiences?
 

j.graham

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Yeah I'll give a bit more context. I'm in Ottawa, and these pathways are run by the NCC, which is a federal branch. So Ottawa police wouldn't really care much, or have jurisdiction. Enforcement would likely need to be done by the NCC itself. I'm thinking public awareness would probably be a better path than handing tickets out.
 

Doohickie

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Anyone have examples of effective speed limit implementation for multi-use pathways? There are some pathways in my city that are set at 20km/h (about 12.5 mph). However, there are a lot of cyclists that ignore it completely. Thoughts on this?
Cyclist checking in: In general I follow the no harm, no foul rule of thumb. In other words, if no one else is around, speed limits mean nothing. On our MUP system there are a few areas that warrant slowing down due to traffic (restaurant next to the river MUP, MUP through a major park, etc.) and the city put down signs indicating slow zones and rumble strips on the MUP surface. I tend to pay attention to those.... if there are people milling around.

I don't have a problem with a posted speed limit, but generally I regard it as a liability thing: If I'm going faster than that and I have a collision, it's on me.
 
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