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Extending the hours of 30km/h zones around schools protects children attending after-hour activities. In addition, having consistent start and end times for 30 km/h zones reduces driver confusion around what days and which hours reduced speed limits are in effect.

Longer 30 km/h Zones and Hours

Previous school zones may not have included the school’s playground area or sports fields, so the new 30 km/h playground zone signs may be posted to incorporate them.

30 km playground zones are from 7:30am to 9pm (7:30-21:00) everyday, not just school days. Extending the hours:

  • Protects children attending after-hour activities at schools
  • Reduces driver confusion around changing hours in different zones
  • Creates consistent start and end times city-wide where our children play

The Process

City crews started with standalone playgrounds and then moved to converting school zones into playground zones where there was no change in the size of the zone and all they needed to do was swap out the signs. They will continue converting school zones into playground zones until completion. Converting them all over will take some time, depending on weather and other factors. 

As the conversion happens, some schools will be marked as playground zones while others will not have changed. Please watch the signs and obey the posted speed limit.

Playground Zones In Effect

These schools are in the process of having their school zones changed to playground zones. Please drive the posted speed limit for the hours shown on the signs.

30 km playground zones are from 7:30am to 9pm (7:30-21:00) every day, not just school days.

Playground Zones - Effective November 23, 2017
Allendale School 6415 106 Street NW
Baturyn School 10603 172 Avenue NW
Ben Calf Robe - St. Clare 11833 64 Street NW
Bissett School 3020 37 Street NW
Brander Gardens School 14865 56 Avenue NW
Brookside School 5504 143 Street NW
Clara Tyner School 9420 Ottewell Road NW
Delton School 12126 89 Street NW
École Bishop Savaryn 16215 109 Street NW
École Joseph-Moreau 9750 74 Avenue NW
Elmwood School 16325 83 Avenue NW
Grandin 9844 110 Street NW
Hardisty K-9 School 10534 62 Street NW
H.E. Beriault 8125 167 Street NW
J.H. Picard 7055 99 Street NW
James Gibbons - Stratford 8945 153 Street NW
Lago Lindo School 17303 95 Street NW
MAC Islamic 11342 127 Street
Malmo School 4716 115 Street NW
Mary Butterworth School 16315 109 Street NW
Mary Hanley 3330 37 Street NW
Meadowlark Christian 9825 158 Street NW
Mother Teresa 9008 105A Avenue NW
Norwood School 9520 111 Avenue NW
Overlanders School 1150 Hermitage Road NW
Progressive Academy 13212 106 Avenue NW
Ritchie School 9735 75 Avenue NW
Riverbend School 14820 53 Avenue NW
St. Alphonsus 11624 81 Street NW
St. Bernadette 11917 40 Street NW
St. Charles 10423 172 Avenue NW
St. Gabriel 5540 106 Avenue NW
St. Margaret - Center For Diverse Learning 7114 98 Street NW
St. Martha 7240 180 Street NW
St. Monica 14710 53 Avenue NW
St. Nicholas 3643 115 Avenue NW
St. Rose Junior High 8815 145 Street NW
St. Vincent 10530 138 Street NW
Stratford School 8715 153 Street NW
Suzuki Charter School 10720 54 Street NW
Tempo School 5603 148 Street
Vernon Barford School 32 Fairway Drive NW
Westbrook School 11915 40 Avenue NW
Westminster School 13712 104 Avenue NW
Youngstown School 10330 163 Street NW

Long/Combined Playground Zones

Where only a short distance would exist between playground areas, playground zones will be combined for an extended playground zone that covers the entire stretch. This prevents possible driver confusion from speeding up and slowing down multiple times in a short distance.

An example is 144 Avenue where Kildare School, Father Leo Green Junior High and Londonderry Junior High are one after another. Creating a single 30 km/h zone makes sense. 

In the evening or on a weekend when school zones wouldn’t be in effect, the longest playground zone (800 m) will add 48 seconds to a person’s travel time. The average playground (200 m) adds about 12 seconds.

Where and when possible, driver feedback signs will be installed in long 30 km/h zones. 

For More Information

Parks and Roads Services

​16th Floor Edmonton Tower
10111 - 104 Avenue NW
Edmonton, AB
T5J 0J4

Telephone 311
Fax 780-495-0330
Email 311@edmonton.ca

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