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Motorists urged to slow down

Penticton city councillor Campbell Watt and Mayor Andrew Jakubeit remind downtown Penticton motorists to slow down and enjoy downtown Penticton on Tuesday, Feb.10.
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February 11, 2015 - 8:29 AM

PENTICTON - Penticton police, council and the Downtown Penticton Association got a little wet this morning, Feb. 10,  getting the message out to slow down, downtown.

Three groups were part of an education campaign to remind Penticton drivers of the speed limit changes to the city’s downtown core.

Penticton council members, Penticton RCMP personnel and Downtown Penticton Association members stood on the street in rain showers to remind motorists of the new 30 kilometre limit and urge them to stop and shop the city’s core.

After the Martin Street upgrades last year, speed limits changed on Martin Street and Westminster Avenue, initiating further discussion about extending the reduced speed limit to the rest of the downtown core.

The initiative fits the city’s goal to create a “pedestrian first” environment downtown.

Penticton RCMP pulled drivers over along Ellis Street to remind them of the new speed limits while the DPA and council members highlighted the “I heart Penticton” campaign on Tuesday morning.

A map of the downtown streets and avenues affected by the speed limit changes is available online at:

To contact the reporter for this story, email Steve Arstad at or call 250-488-3065. To contact the editor, email or call 250-718-2724.

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