Speed Limit Review Report & Recommendation
Regarding the city’s ongoing Speed Limit Review project, the Decision Report to the Standing Policy Committee on Transportation (SPCT) was made public this week.
It will be deliberated at the SPCT’s September 7th meeting, and then the committee’s recommendations will likely go to City Council for debate at the end of September.
Useful Report Links:
- Background Information and Resident Feedback
- Decision Report
- Road Classifications Map
- Speed Limit Review Engagement Website
Excerpt from the Decision Report:
That the Standing Policy Committee on Transportation recommend to City Council:
1. That Option 2 – 40 km/h Speed Limit for residential neighbourhoods be approved in principle;
2. That Option A – Street Classification be approved in principle to determine street eligibility for the speed limit reduction in residential neighbourhoods; and
3. That the 40 km/h speed limit in residential neighbourhoods be approved in principle for local streets and collector streets.
In the Wildwood community, this recommendation (if passed on to City Council as-is and then approved) would result in speed limit reductions to 40 km/h for the streets shown in green and grey in the classifications map below.
This means that 8th St, Taylor St, Acadia Dr, McKercher Dr, and Boychuk Dr would all keep their 50 km/h limit if the current recommendation is adopted. All other Wildwood residential streets would have their limit reduced to 40 km/h. And our two school zones would continue to have their limit further reduced to 30 km/h during posted times.
The Background Information document also contains statistics and figures that the recommendations were based on, such as the maps of recent collisions below:
Please note that the WCA and its board has not taken a position on this review or the recommendations presented, and wishes only to help residents remain informed and engaged on this issue of local concern.
As mentioned, this report will deliberated at the SPCT’s September 7th meeting, and then the committee’s recommendations will likely go to City Council for debate at the end of September. Implementation of Council’s decision would be in 2022 and beyond.
Anyone with questions or concerns after reviewing the report and background information should contact our city councillor for Ward 8, Sarina Gersher.