The City of Lethbridge has partnered up with the Lethbridge YMCA and the Slow Your Roll campaign to introduce new harmonized school and playground zones. A special presentation was made at the YMCA to unveil the details. Video Journalist Micah Quinn was there to chat with officials about this important announcement.
The city rolled out the message on Wednesday morning that all school zones in Lethbridge will be converted to year-round playground zones with a 30 kilometre an hour speed limit from 7:30am to 9pm daily.
New signs will be set up by city staff in the next few weeks at a total cost of $65,000.
Over three years ago 10-year-old Charles McIntyre was struck and killed by a vehicle at the Crossings Shopping Centre on the westside of Lethbridge.
Now a memorial pays tribute to his life and serves as a reminder of what happened that fateful day.
Since its inception the Slow Your Roll awareness group has raised $35,000 for local charities.
The new playground zones will come into effect with full enforcement by September 5th.