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Lighten up on the gas pedal, drivers! York Region roads will take longer to travel

Speed reductions at 17 locations are effective immediately
Sept. 27, 2021
John Cudmore

Better slow down on those York Region roadways, drivers.

Adjustments to speed limits at 17 locations across the region were announced Sept. 23 by York Regional Council.

The adjustments include decreases of 10 kilometres per hour and include school zone reductions, said a statement released by the Region of York.

During speed limit reviews and revisions, several factors are considered, including residential and business development, improving traffic operations, providing consistent speed limits and overall safety.

"Protecting all travellers on the road network, whether it is walking, cycling or driving, is vital to providing safe communities and inviting people to use active ways to travel," said Township of King Mayor Steve Pellegrini, chair of the region’s transportation services. "Speed limits are set and revised to enhance safety.

"By following speed limits, it allows motorists the time needed to stop, preventing serious injuries, especially to those most vulnerable."

To help notify travellers of the speed limit changes, "New" signs will be posted above speed limit signs at the beginning of each changed speed zone.

The changes are effective immediately.

Roads with changed speed limits in school zones, as well as other back to school new road safety initiatives, include:

Additional roads with speed limit changes include: