What you need to know
In March 2023, we launched a pilot to reduce speeds on arterial and collector streets in 9 school zones.
Studies show that lowering vehicle speeds can significantly reduce the impact and likelihood of crashes and make our streets safer for people who walk, bike, and roll.
The pilot is only running at elementary schools, as elementary school-aged children are more vulnerable road users than high school-aged students.
The reduced speed limits are in effect during school hours only (8am to 5pm on school days).
We’ll report back to Council in spring 2024 with the pilot results. If the pilot succeeds, we will consider expanding it to more schools.
Review the Council memorandums:
You can display a School Slow Zone lawn sign next to your school or property to encourage drivers to slow down around schools. These signs are a tool to make all road users aware of their speeds as they travel near our schools.