Town of Milton could soon see change to standard speed limit

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Published January 24, 2022 at 3:56 pm

A motion to consider lowering the standard speed limit in the Town of Milton was carried at a recent council meeting and will be further discussed and considered next month.

A notice of motion to consider a change to the standard speed limit was brought forward by Councillor Zeeshan Hamid and seconded by Councillor Sameera Ali.


As a result, the default speed limit in Milton of 50km/hr was up for discussion at the meeting on Jan. 18.

The notice of motion pointed out that several neighbourhood roads throughout the Town, particularly in new developments, are narrow and contain homes on both sides. Many neighbourhood roads in Milton also have cars parked on the street.

It also noted that vehicles travelling at 50km/hr “create a dangerous situation” due to travelling faster than the traffic flow and “what is appropriate for the road.”

As a result, Town staff is to report back to council on the possibility of reducing the un-posted speed limit to 40km/hr.

Additionally, staff is to report on alternatives as to whether there are better approaches for reducing the speed limit.

This notice of motion will be considered at an upcoming council meeting on Feb. 7.

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