Speed limits now down to 40 km/h on some Brampton streets

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Published December 15, 2023 at 11:50 am

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The city has dropped speed limits in some Brampton communities to help improve road safety. (Photo: City of Brampton)

Speed limits have dropped to 40 km/h on some Brampton roads to help make neighbourhoods safer for drivers and pedestrians.

The reduced speed limits are part of the city’s new Neighbourhood Speed Safety Zones pilot project which has been rolled out as a way to improve road safety in Brampton.

The city says there were over 2,400 traffic service requests from residents in 2021 and 2022 with a majority of the complaints relating to aggressive driving and speeding on residential streets.

The new speed limits are now in force in five areas of Brampton:

  • Royal Palm Drive
  • Downtown Brampton Southwest Quadrant (including east of McMurchy Avenue South, south of Queen Street West, west of Main Street South, north of Elgin Drive)
  • Elbern Markell Drive and Royal West Drive
  • Westbrook Drive, Don Minaker Drive and Riverstone Drive
  • Mount Royal Circle neighbourhood (including east of Airport Road, south of Mayfield Road, west of Goreway Drive and north of Countryside Drive)

While the provincial speed limit is 50 km/h for cities, towns and villages, municipalities can bring in neighbourhood speed limit reductions. The city will monitor the results of the pilot to determine its impact on safety and traffic management.

The city is also using other traffic management tools and technology, including 50 Automated Speed Enforcement (ASE) cameras across Brampton.

A report to council had considered reducing limits even further to 30 km/h but found a lower limit was ineffective without other traffic-calming measures. The report showed the changes would cost approximately $12,500 for the installation of new traffic signs.

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