Residential Speed Limit Pilot Project
The City of Lethbridge is introducing a pilot project to lower speed limits to 40 km/h in select neighbourhoods. Starting September 15, Paradise Canyons/The Canyons will be the first subdivision to begin the multi-year pilot project. Uplands/Blackwolf and the southern portion of Southgate will be onboarded later this year.
The safety of Lethbridge residents is the City’s top priority. The Transportation Safety Plan recommends reducing residential speed zones to work towards the goal of zero transportation related deaths and serious injury by 2040.
Speed limits are important for ensuring traffic safety. The speed at which vehicles travel significantly influences the frequency and severity of accidents. Lowering speeds in residential areas also creates a more peaceful, quiet and safe environment for pedestrians, cyclists, drivers and those who are out enjoying their neighbourhood.
The success of lower residential speed limits has been demonstrated in other municipalities across Canada. By adopting these changes, Lethbridge is aligning with proven strategies for safer streets.
In addition to the residential speed limit pilot project, the City is also introducing the harmonization of school and playground zones beginning September 5, which is another recommendation of the Transportation Safety plan. The harmonization initiative converts all zones to year-round playground zones with a 30 km/hour maximum speed limit from 7:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily.
The Residential Speed Limit Pilot Project will be a multi-year project and data on the pilot areas will be collected throughout the project timeline.
There will be multiple opportunities to give feedback throughout the project. Residents can give input on the pilot project anytime by completing the How has the Residential Speed Limit Pilot affected you? survey or they can visit getinvolvedlethbridge.ca/speed-limit-pilot for more information.
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