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Author Topic: Pre-Metric Relics  (Read 32432 times)

Kniwt

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Re: Pre-Metric Relics
« Reply #50 on: January 03, 2015, 11:44:16 PM »

Seeing a speed limit in Canada end in a 5 is interesting enough. There are only a handful I know of.

45 km/h signs are somewhat common in and around Yellowknife, NT. Here's one:
http://goo.gl/maps/DMlCO

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Re: Pre-Metric Relics
« Reply #51 on: January 05, 2015, 01:45:19 PM »

The entire Long Sault Parkway is posted at 55 km/h.
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Re: Pre-Metric Relics
« Reply #52 on: January 05, 2015, 02:41:08 PM »

The entire Long Sault Parkway is posted at 55 km/h.

That one is a private roadway run by the parks commission, not a public highway. It being 55 km/h is as binding under the HTA as a speed limit in a mall parking lot.
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Re: Pre-Metric Relics
« Reply #53 on: April 08, 2015, 10:25:55 PM »

A post-metric dual sign:

http://goo.gl/maps/L8ME7

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Re: Pre-Metric Relics
« Reply #54 on: April 09, 2015, 07:20:51 AM »

There is a similar post metric dual sign on Old Hwy 32 north of Gananoque, ON for a low railway subway.  I am guessing the proximity to the US border is the reason for the dual signage at this location:

https://www.google.ca/maps/@44.359504,-76.189484,3a,75y,6.59h,90.52t/data=!3m4!1e1!3m2!1sm0kbsvKZ4MF3cM0vXWvEEw!2e0?hl=en
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Re: Pre-Metric Relics
« Reply #55 on: July 26, 2015, 01:36:05 AM »

Not official, but why not:

https://goo.gl/maps/gkw8G

I wouldn't post it here if it wasn't in a highway font, but since it's series E, it looks more "official" to me.

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Re: Pre-Metric Relics
« Reply #56 on: January 27, 2019, 01:08:51 PM »

Right, right. I believe prior to the fuel economy-related rollbacks in the 70s, Canada had some higher limits (75 perhaps?) but not until BC's increase a couple years ago did Canada again see 70MPH+ limits. AFAIK, BC's highest limit in 1999 was 110.
Not a surviving relic, but certainly pre-metric. Although I have the archive classification, I can't find the exact date ― probably around the transition.


A-20 (Trans-Canada Highway), approaching La Pocatière. Bibliothèque et Archives nationales du Québec (E10, S44, SS1, D73-378, PD5)

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