Herm Williams Park on Kelly Road in Colwood is a popular spot for West Shore residents. However, from dawn to dust the speed limit in the area is 30 km/h, something one resident says drivers aren’t adhering to. (Joel Tansey /News Gazette staff)

Speeding concerns plague Colwood playground zone

One Colwood resident pleads for speed enforcement on Kelly Road

I have just come home from a daily walk which encompasses going down Kelly Road past Herm Williams park in Colwood.

My walk was during the time frame of dawn to dusk, so therefore you would come to believe that drivers adhere to the posted playground zone speed limit (30 km/h).

Only if you were dreaming would the drivers be following the rules of the road. Today I counted 42 out of 43 cars zip by. Every time we walk here a minimum of 80 per cent of drivers speed by. Both my husband and I have complained numerous times and have never heard back from the City of Colwood nor the RCMP.

I am beginning to think that perhaps a fatality will be the only way this road gets attention. Considering that there are at least three daycares on Kelly Road, we have been fortunate to have none so far.

I guess the next step is up to either the local RCMP or Mayor Carol Hamilton.

Debbie Hill


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