Implementation, Education, and Enforcement
Starting this summer, the speed limit will be 40 km/h on most residential and downtown streets.
As of May 1, the City began adding, removing and updating speed limit signs where required. As part of this project, we developed a refreshed speed limit signage approach that will reduce the number of signs on our streets wherever possible.
Why 40 km/h?
Reducing speed limits on residential streets and in downtown and high pedestrian areas will make our streets safer, calmer, and quieter for everyone. Slowing down gives people more time to react to the unexpected to prevent crashes and reduce the severity of collisions that do happen. The Estimated Time of Arrival Tool shows how little impact there will be to driving times with this change.
Reducing speed limits is one important action within the Safe Mobility Strategy 2021-2025, Edmonton’s approach to advancing Vision Zero. It 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.