Speed limit changes are coming to all school zones in September
Aug. 9, 2021
As children prepare to head back to class soon, safety and effective traffic management remain a top priority for the City of Vaughan. To help ensure families can safely walk, cycle or drive to and from schools, the City is launching the new Speed Limit Policy this September in all school zones across Vaughan.
Speed limits in school zone areas will decrease from 50 to 40 kilometres per hour. New signage is currently being installed in all these areas throughout Vaughan to remind citizens of the reduced speed limits and is anticipated to be completed by Sept. 8, 2021. The City has compiled a list of all the affected school zones (PDF).
Approved by Council on June 2, 2021 (PDF), the policy sets and adjusts appropriate speed limits throughout the City’s street network to continue to ensure a safe community for all road users and address growing urbanization as more cars are anticipated to be on the roads. The policy is exclusive to municipal roads and focuses on four areas within Vaughan’s road network: rural roadways, built-up/urban areas (including school zones), public laneways and select neighbourhoods. Evidence suggests that lowering speed limits, especially in residential areas, can be effective in reducing the risk of severe injury or even death due to a motor vehicle accident.
For more information and updates on the City’s Speed Limit Policy, visit vaughan.ca/SpeedPolicy.