Neighbourhood Speeding Concerns
The City’s Office of Traffic Safety works with community leagues and concerned citizens to create awareness about speeding in neighbourhoods.
The office developed a continuum, which manages speeding concerns with education programs first and progresses toward enforcement programs if necessary.
This education-first approach engages Edmontonians in traffic safety, providing them with the information and tools to manage speeding at the grassroots level in their own communities.
May to October 2010 - Speed Reduction Pilot
Six Edmonton communities lowered their speed limits to 40 km/h from May 1-October 31, as part of a pilot project to study the impact of lower speed limits on overall safety and quality of life.
- Community Signs
- Neighbourhood Pace Cars
- Digital Signs
Education and Enforcement Programs
Speeding in neighbourhoods can be caused by more complex traffic problems like increased volumes or shortcutting. The City may study traffic changes in the area and suggest physical controls to divert vehicles to major roads, or force drivers to slow down.
Traffic controls like signs, raised intersections, or medians are only introduced if the issue is not resolved by speed management and enforcement programs.