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Ward 11 News: Speed Limit Reduction Proposal

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Ward 11 official website On Monday, September 10th, I will be forced to vote on a proposal put forward by the Mayor and some other members of City Council to reduce residential speed limits citywide to 30 km/h.
 
I think 30 km/h is too low.
 
I would be curious to see what the data says about safety outcomes at 40 km/h. We know that 30 km/h saves lives in playground zones, but doing it throughout the city could paralyze traffic.
 
We should be focusing on problem areas through traffic calming and better engineering, rather than introducing a blanket approach that might make problems worse. As children head back to school, I know that traffic safety concerns are top of mind for parents and I’m happy to continue this conversation in a measured and thoughtful way.

Please let me know what you think. Click here to share your thoughts.
 



 

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