District of Squamish will be installing a new speed reader on Valley Drive in Valleycliffe after complaints about speeding by local citizens.
A senior district official, Gary Buxton, said the average speed from the speed reader installed in the area was 61 km/h.
However, the reader was placed south of the residential area for northbound traffic and was not capturing the southbound traffic.
“We’re going to place the reader in a new location to see if we get better data,” he said.
The data generated will be help the district decide where the Valley Drive sits in its overall traffic-calming priority list and budget.
Buxton was responding to complaint of a local citizen who said he had noticed an uptick in both volume and speed of traffic that used the street.
“While I understand it’s a through-road that connects Valleycliffe to the city, I do worry about the unsafe speeds and general congestion that I see. It’s a busy, relatively narrow road, often with dozens of parked cars on one side,” he said.
“There are loads of kids around, and many kids on bikes as well — what with the pump track nearby — and the popularity of the river access at the Stawamus dyke only adds to the congestion,” he said.
In June this year, Buxton said the district would be speaking to local RCMP about speed enforcement in Valleycliffe in the area of Guildford Drive and Valley Drive.
The district was also in the middle of reviewing the Guilford and Valley Drive intersection as the result of a recent complaint, he added.