More Mississauga neighbourhoods are now 40 km/hr zones


Published September 12, 2022 at 5:11 pm

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As children return to school this month, Mississauga continues its efforts to reduce pedestrian injuries and deaths on city streets.

More neighbourhoods are getting lower speed limits. The chance of surviving a crash increases with lower speeds, according to the World Health Organization (WHO) .

There is a nine in 10 rate of survival if hit by a vehicle travelling at 30 kilometres per hour or lower. At 50 km/hr, the survival rate drops to 1.5 in 10.

Also, the slower a vehicle is travelling the less time it takes to stop and avoid a collision.

All school zone speed limits are being reduced from 40 km/hr to 30 km/hr in residential school zones across Mississauga.

The default speed limit on roads within the City of Mississauga is 50 kilometres per hour, unless otherwise posted, and a project started in 2019 aims to reduce speeds in residential neighbourhoods.

Previously, speed limits were changed on individual streets but Mississauga’s Neighbourhood Area Speed Limit Project reduces the speed limit for an entire neighbourhood.

In fall 2019, the city began lowering speeds in 11 different neighbourhoods. In 2020, the city expanded this to reduce speed limits in all of Mississauga’s residential neighbourhoods. This process takes time as the city works to make these changes neighbourhood by neighbourhood.

But there are now more neighbourhoods with 40 km/hr zones. An interactive map that shows the “completed” and “coming soon” neighbourhoods.

Neighbourhoods s in Lakeview, Cooksville, Applewood Hills, Erin Mills, and Meadowvale have been completed.

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