Port Coquitlam Launches ‘Slow Down’ Bin Decals
Port Coquitlam, BC – Mar. 24, 2022… Would you like to help remind motorists to drive slowly and responsibly on our local streets? Place a ‘Please Slow Down’ decal on your blue bin.
A first-of-its kind in the Tri-Cities community, the ‘Please Slow Down’ decals address speeding in Port Coquitlam streets, an initiative that invites the community to participate in raising the awareness of drivers to reduce their speed in their local neighbourhoods. In partnership with ICBC and RCMP, the City is working together to promote safer streets, roads and neighbourhoods where residents work, live and play.
The decals are designed to be placed on the side of the blue bins to act as a deterrent for speeding by providing a visual reminder to drivers to reduce their speed. As they are only displayed on bin collection days, it reduces the chance that drivers will become accustomed to them.
“We continue to look for ways to keep our streets safer in our community. This project ties in with Council’s priority of improving safety. By working together on this campaign, we can all deliver a strong message to passing drivers that speeding is not acceptable in our streets,” said Mayor Brad West. “If someone is exceeding the speed limit, we hope these stickers will prompt them to immediately slow down. I encourage our community to get behind this initiative and order a sticker for your blue bin today.”
Port Coquitlam residents wanting to participate in this initiative can collect a free bin decal from either of the Port Coquitlam Community Police Stations on Mary Hill or Coast Meridian, City Hall or order online at portcoquitlam.ca/decals. The decal should be placed on the side of the bin where it is visible to oncoming traffic.
“We support the City of Port Coquitlam and the RCMP on this initiative to remind drivers to slow down,” said Kathleen Nadalin, local ICBC road safety coordinator. “Driving at a safe speed reduces crashes and helps keep our roads safe for everyone.”
The new bin decals are available for free to all City of Port Coquitlam residents. There is a limit of one sticker per household. To learn more about his initiative or to order decals visit portcoquitlam.ca/decals.
Manager of Communications & Administrative Services
City of Port Coquitlam