The Speed Reduction Pilot

Six communities lowered speed limits to 40 km/h from May-October 2010, as part of a pilot project to study the impact of lower speed limits on overall safety and quality of life:

  • Beverly Heights
  • King Edward Park
  • Ottewell
  • Twin Brooks
  • Westridge/Wolf Willow
  • Woodcroft

New speed limit signs were posted in these neighbourhoods. The six-month project monitored speeding using speed limit signs, digital display signs, and community programs such as Neighbourhood Pace Cars - before progressing to enforcement.

The Result

Council approved speed-zone bylaw amendment and Ottewell, Woodcroft and King Edward Park neighbourhoods have a permanent speed reduction to 40 km/hr.

Beverly Heights, Twin Brooks, and Westridge/Wolf Willow reverted back to 50 km/hr.

Speed Reduction Pilot Report