Reducing residential speeds make our streets calmer, quieter, and safer for people walking, biking, driving and enjoying their neighbourhood.
Slowing down gives us more time to react to the unexpected, reduces unnecessary tragedies on our roads, and has very little impact on travel times, so the citywide default speed limit of 40 km/h helps us reach our goal of Vision Zero; zero traffic-related fatalities and serious injuries in Edmonton by 2032.
Cities across Canada are taking similar measures to increase safety and livability in their communities. This includes the City of St. Albert and the City of Calgary.
Edmonton’s approach to speed management is guided by the Safe Mobility Strategy 2021-2025. The strategy is a key component of the City's strategic goals for the next 10 years and supports ConnectEdmonton in creating a safe, healthy, urban and climate resilient city for all residents.