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Observatory Hill: New Stop Sign

Posted: Tue Nov 14, 2017 9:03 am
by mfarnham
Hi folks. The following is from our friends at the Observatory. Please carefully adhere to their request. Observatory Hill is a great asset to local riders and we each need to do our part if our community is to maintain its riding privileges there. Thanks. Best, Martin

Good day,

It has been a while since I have sent out a message to my cycling community distribution list. I hope you all are doing well.

I thought I would take a moment to let you all know that we have a traffic signal change on Observatory Hill. Many of you will note that we have removed the speed bumps above the main building entrance. In place of this traffic calming measure we have added a STOP SIGN in order to better control vehicle and bicycle traffic through the building site and blind parking area. Some of you have already encountered our commissionaire who is assisting to initiate this change. Please adhere to this new requirement, it should not and cannot be ignored.

So far we have statistics that indicate both vehicle operators and cyclists (to a more significant extent) are ignoring this. In addition, many have ignored the Commissionaire who is also flagging the area while we bring this change to everyone’s attention. This is totally unacceptable. Please share information of this traffic signal change with your cycling colleagues and request that they obey this new traffic sign.

Feel free to contact me at the coordinates indicated below if you have any questions. Thank you in advance for your assistance.

Best Regards,

Clyde Donnelly, FMA
Site Operations Supervisor

Administrative Services and Property Management / Direction des services administratifs et l’immobilier
National Research Council Canada / Conseil national de recherches Canada
5071 W Saanich Rd, Victoria, BC V9E 2E7
Government of Canada / Gouvemement du Canada