Residential Speed Limit Pilot

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The City of Lethbridge is launching a multi-year residential speed limit pilot project in three neighbourhoods. The areas of Canyons/Paradise Canyon, south portion of Southgate (Sixmile) and Uplands/Blackwolf will see their residential speed zones reduced to 40 km/h, as recommended by the City's Transportation Safety Plan.

Speed limits are important for ensuring traffic safety, as the speed at which vehicles travel significantly influences the frequency and severity of accidents. Slowing down when you drive gives you more time to handle surprises and helps you avoid crashes. Lowering speeds in residential areas creates a more peaceful, quiet and safe environment

The City of Lethbridge is launching a multi-year residential speed limit pilot project in three neighbourhoods. The areas of Canyons/Paradise Canyon, south portion of Southgate (Sixmile) and Uplands/Blackwolf will see their residential speed zones reduced to 40 km/h, as recommended by the City's Transportation Safety Plan.

Speed limits are important for ensuring traffic safety, as the speed at which vehicles travel significantly influences the frequency and severity of accidents. Slowing down when you drive gives you more time to handle surprises and helps you avoid crashes. Lowering speeds in residential areas creates a more peaceful, quiet and safe environment for pedestrians, cyclists, drivers and those who are out enjoying their neighbourhood.

The pilot areas were selected based on speed measurements (data shows that 10-20% of drivers in the areas drive over the speed limit), number of speeding complaints, and implementation efforts.

The Canyons/Paradise Canyon pilot will begin on September 15, 2023. The pilot projects for both the south portion of Southgate (Sixmile) and Uplands/Blackwolf will begin on November 24, 2023.

Large scale maps of the pilot areas for Canyons/Paradise Canyon, Southgate (Sixmile) and Uplands/Blackwolf are included in the Pilot Area Maps library on this page.

During the pilot project, the City will collect traffic data and residents will be provided multiple opportunities to give feedback. You can provide your input on the pilot project anytime by completing the How has the Residential Speed Limit Pilot affected you? survey below.



Page last updated: 09 Nov 2023, 04:32 PM