Penticton city council to consider 'slow down' lawn signs

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PENTICTON - Penticton city council is being asked buy signs in an effort to make drivers slow down.

Council will consider a recommendation from the Transportation Advisory Committee at its meeting tomorrow, July 18, to spend $2,500 to buy 100 signs that will read "Penticton Slow Down".

The lawn signs would be given to community groups to distribute.

The staff report going to council says Muskoka, Ont., which has a sports tourism industry similar to Penticton’s, has the signage program.

Yard sign campaigns of this nature were effective in reducing speed on residential streets, the report says.

The $2,500 is expected to come from available surplus funds.

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