Tulameen Traffic Commitee & Road Safety

Lowering of Speed Limits

Reducing posted speed limits is one of the simplest and most cost-effective ways of reducing travel speeds. Speed limits of 50 km/h on most residential streets where there are pedestrians or cyclists are not consistent with research findings on safe speeds, or with best practices for speed management.

In many cities around the world, communities and road safety authorities have acknowledged that 50 km/h speed limits in these situations are unsafe. For example, “20’s Plenty for Us” is a nonprofit organization in the United Kingdom that has successfully campaigned for 20 mph (32 km/h) default speed limits on residential and urban streets. Canadian cities such as Edmonton, Montreal, and Toronto have recently made systematic efforts to implement 30 km/h speed limits across wide zones.

B.C. Community Road Safety Toolkit and Vision Zero

The origin of the B.C. Community Road Safety Toolkit was a 2015 survey of British Columbia municipalities by the Safe Roads and Communities Working Committee, one of the five working committees of the B.C. Road Safety Strategy. The survey gathered information about road safety from British Columbia’s communities. It found that many municipalities wanted more knowledge on road safety planning, safety designs, and strategies
The B.C. Community Road Safety Toolkit is an easily-accessible and electronically-searchable knowledge source about road safety designs and strategies that local governments can implement to improve road safety outcomes. At the same time, the knowledge in the toolkit is intended for all agencies with a mandate related to road safety.
B.C. Community Road Safety Toolkit
Introduction to the BC Community Road Safety Toolkit
Module 1 – Protecting People Walking and Cycling
Module 2 – Safe Roadway Designs to Protect All Road Users
Module 3 – Implementation Tools and Strategies
Further modules to be added as they become available.
Vision Zero
The Vision Zero approach is intended to bring together all of B.C.’s road safety partners towards the ultimate goal of zero traffic fatalities and zero serious injuries.
Please see the Vision Zero logo versions. If your organization is interested in using the B.C. Vision Zero logo, please complete the Application for Third Party use of Vision Zero logo and submit it for approval for use.

Copied from Government Website.

ORV Strategy Meeting Report

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I would like to thank those that attended the ORV Strategies meeting, I believe it was productive, and identified issues close to the hearts of our community.
Many voices equal new strategies and ideas and I believe it is central to a strong and vibrant community.

Our meeting was and is an experiment in local democracy and I personally would like to continue the conversation. Other issues have been identified that need further discussion, so please let’s hear yours.

Strategies going forward will ultimately be determined by the powers that be, and their reaction to our input.

We are small communities with no voice save our established groups, so I hope we can come together with a united voice to accomplish the best course of action.
I invite our local groups to please come together for the sake of our communities, I propose a summit meeting to find ways for us to unite for the common good.

From the point of view of the Ratepayers we would like to find ways for Tulameen and indeed the whole of the Otter Valley to be the first legal ORV friendly unincorporated communities in BC.

The potential for tourism would be great and if done with respect and within the law would be a positive conclusion to our dilemma.

Coalmont, Tulameen and the Otter Valley would benefit greatly and tourism dollars would flow into our area beyond what flows now. We have a large supply of sunshine, rivers and Lakes. We have a natural resource here and it is our out-door environment, clean air, clean water, great fishing and hunting, history, ORV trails, the KVR, biking, hiking, walking, riding, driving, parks, rec sites, boating, camping, orienteering, exploring, gold panning, rock hounding, birding, and the list goes on.

So please let’s all work together for a better future going forward.
For an in depth summery of the meeting and to comment please click on this  link Report Document

Strategy Meeting Report June 2, 2018

Summer Day in Town

We would like to thank all those who attended the meeting, and it seems you are to be congratulated for your courage as there was pressure to not attend.

We intentionally set the meeting on the weekend believing it would offer the best access to all. If anyone would like to offer input about timing, please do.

The attendance was reasonable having 28 that signed in and a head count from 43 – 52 depending on who was counting. We did a few things wrong and will adjust next time. But overall it went smoothly, and I do believe a baseline was determined as to what the next steps are.

Most wanted control over the few that caused the reaction of our citizens “the so-called Weekend Warriors”. And some strategies where identified. We will be working towards completing those strategies as we move forward.

There was a misconception that the meeting was being held to outright ban ORV’s in Tulameen. Which I believe was precipitated by those who believe, by mentioning the problem it would cause just that, an outright ban.

The attendees offered measured and thoughtful suggestions and we believe most truly want to see safer streets in Tulameen. Education is seen as important, but strategies are needed to educate those that are the problem.

The free permits from the RCMP was determined to be the first step for those that want to be legal while riding and we believe everyone that does not have one should get one.

Going forward we will meet with the RCMP, the RDOS, and the Province, and others to establish a plan for Tulameen, Coalmont, and the Otter Valley that takes into consideration our unique circumstances.

RCMP’s presence in the community was questioned as both a good thing and as ineffective, due to the timing of the patrols, we will discuss this point with them when we next meet.

The attendees spoke of the way it has been in Tulameen for a very long time and enjoy being able to travel from there homes or cabins to the Forestry roads and trails, but all are concerned about the safety issues created by the few that show no respect.

The speed limit in Tulameen was mentioned and  many would like to see it  reduced to 30 kmh from 50 kmh.

There was an overall belief that the RDOS and the Province are not doing enough and should have attended this meeting to hear what we had to say.

Comments  sighting  our  significant Tax base in Tulameen and the lack of services available to us, many believe more money could be spent to serve the town better.

We are determined to represent you to make our voices heard, and truly  hope and believe our other community organizations will join us in this quest.

Randy Halyk

Helpful links and phone numbers

Drug Counter

Emergency Operations Center (EOC) Facebook:    http://www.rdos.bc.ca/news-events/eoc/active-eoc-information 

RDOS Website: http://www.rdos.bc.ca

Road Conditions and Closures:


Disaster Financial Assistance:


Interior Health:


Snow Pak Conditions and Water Supply:


Water Testing Lab:                                                                               https://www.caro.ca/water-testings

Phone Numbers:

Tulameen Fire Hall: 911

Tulameen Trading Post: 250-295-6478

Cascade Veterinary clinic: 250-295-0312

Otter Propane Service: 250-295-7530

China Creek Internet: 250-295-7944



Community Pages

Tulameen Ratepayers Association (TRA) was formed to represent land owners and residents to government at the Local, Provincial, and Federal levels, we also look forward to working with all stakeholders, NGO’s and Business. The Association is dedicated to Representing, Supporting and Protecting Tulameen and the interests of it’s people.

A dedicated group of ratepayers formed the TRA to address issues that affect the town and the lives of those that pay taxes here. Open Letter

Meetings are scheduled to start in the Summer of 2018 and a membership campaign has been launched including Posting at the mail boxes, and flyers at each door, emails will be sent to those that we have on file, (please contact us so we can update our list with your email, instant Message, Skype address or phone number, etc.). Please let all your Tulameen neighbors know to contact us as well. If you are reading this and have not received any notifications please contact the TRA to sign up.

Many members of the community have expressed a need for a balanced approach to representing Tulameen. The TRA has identified many issues that only a Ratepayers type Association can address.

Our goal is to maintain connections with all levels of government and work to solve the issues that are most pressing to you. Your input is essential to the success of the TRA so please do not hesitate to contact us with any ideas and concerns. As many of our ratepayers are not in town regularly and can’t always attend meetings a top priority is designing an interactive communication system such as this blog, Facebook page, Twitter page, etc..Bird

A Temporary committee has been formed to represent the TRA and facilitate the proper formulation and setup of the Association.  If you are interested in becoming active with this group please contact us.  We look forward to adding you to our democratic association dedicated to all Tulameen ratepayers.

The TRA acknowledges our excellent recreational clubs in Tulameen and commend them all for their contribution to our community and look forward to working with them to enhance Tulameen further.

It is imperative that residents of Tulameen have a say in their future. Please join the TRA so you can have a say in THE FUTURE OF TULAMEEN

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