Reduced speed limits proposed for several residential streets

The following streets in Ward 2 met the criteria for a reduced 40km/hr speed limit or are being recommended for reduced speed for consistency reasons:

Ashley Avenue
Bellwood Avenue
Bridgman Avenue
Crosby Avenue
Emerald Street
Holtby Avenue
Olga Drive
Parker Crescent (Prospect to Redfern)
Peele Boulevard
Perry Drive
Redfern Road
Sharron Street
Wellington Avenue
Woodland Avenue

Letters will be mailed to residents soon and the new signs will be posted by mid spring 2017.

Questions can be directed to Brent Jefferson, Traffic Technologist, at

Written by Marianne Meed Ward

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  1. Marianne, my concern is that lower speed limits mean nothing if they are not enforced. There’s a 40 km speed limit on Ontario Street but you would never know it from the way that cars speed along here, especially between the four way stop at Hagar and Maple. Without enforcement it makes no difference.

  2. What a waste of time. This area has seen no significant development to increase traffic in over 40 years. I grew up in this area in the 60’s, and my parents are still in the middle of it. Rather that finding make work projects to justify salaries, how about fixing New Street. One could make a far more compelling argument about the need for “consistency” between New Street and basically any other cross-city route (such as the relatively pristine Fairview). New Street is an obstacle course of a million separate and uneven patches of pavement. Last years watermain repairs left a minor improvement, but the contractor was a disaster for the community and did a terrible job of paving in many areas. Sure. Lower speed limits are ”motherhood and apple pie” but really? Is this,the best value for our tax dollars… the name of a meaningless concept of consistency?

What's your take?

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