Speed limit lowered on busy residential road in Mississauga where public safety deemed ‘at risk’
Published June 5, 2023 at 10:25 am
The speed limit is being lowered on a busy residential street in north Mississauga that’s been plagued for years by lead-footed and aggressive drivers.
City of Mississauga road safety staff have been given the go-ahead to reduce the posted speed limit on Trelawny Circle in west Meadowvale to 40 km/h 24 hours a day, seven days a week by later this summer, Ward 10 Councillor Sue McFadden told residents in her most-recent newsletter.
Trelawny Circle, which runs off Tenth Line W. just south of Derry Rd., has also been identified as the city’s latest Community Safety Zone (CSZ) under a pilot project to take effect when school returns in September.
CSZ’s are areas, mostly school zones, that have been identified by City officials as being in need of additional speed-reducing measures.
The pilot project, results of which may be applied city-wide, will also allow for the use of Automated Speed Enforcement (ASE) cameras on Trelawny Circle in future, McFadden said.
“This project on Trelawny Circle will be considered a pilot and will serve to inform the future direction of speed limits in school zones,” the councillor noted.
Both City officials and Peel Regional Police have been studying Trelawny Circle for a while now in response to numerous, ongoing complaints from residents that cars are consistently speeding on the busy neighbourhood street.
Our Lady of Mount Carmel Secondary School and Trelawny Public School are located just steps apart on the “curved” section of the road near its western-most stretch. In that particular area, speeding motorists may not have enough time to react upon seeing students or other pedestrians on the road in front of them, residents fear.
In January of this year, police presented to the community statistics on speed enforcement on Trelawny Circle and introduced residents to the revamped online traffic complaint reporting system called Road Watch.
McFadden said earlier that the situation on Trelawny Circle has become a “risk to public safety caused by driver behaviour” on the road.
“While this issue is happening in other places in Ward 10, and indeed across the city, (there are) unique challenges inherent with Trelawny Circle, a four-lane, curved roadway with two schools in a residential neighbourhood.”
Map shows Trelawny Circle in west Meadowvale, where efforts are being made to slow down speeding drivers.insauga's Editorial Standards and Policies advertising