City services | April 18, 2023
Starting this spring, the City will be lowering the posted speed limit to 60 km/h on all City-operated roadways currently posted at 70 km/h. This change will help reduce the risk of collisions and make City roads safer for all users, including pedestrians, cyclists, transit users, micro-mobility device users and drivers.
“With lower speeds proven to reduce the seriousness of injuries from a collision, speed limits of 70 km/h are no longer appropriate within an urban setting like Mississauga. By continuing to lower speed limits, we’re doing what we can on City streets to discourage excessive speeds and unsafe driving behaviour that could result in significant harm or injury,” said Geoff Wright, Commissioner, Transportation and Works. “Using a data-driven approach, we are working to change our infrastructure and shift how people move around the city.”
The new speed limit applies to the following sections of Mississauga roadways:
The change will not impact roadways or sections of roadways currently under the jurisdiction of the Region of Peel including:
This is the second time the City has initiated a change to city-wide speed limits. In 2020, the City started the Neighbourhood Area Speed Limit Project. The City lowered all neighbourhood speeds from 50km/h to 40km/h and school zone speed limits from 40km/h to 30 km/h.
Wright added, “Reducing speeds is just one way to help us reach our Vision Zero goal and create safer roads. We’ve also updated our pedestrian signals to provide more time to cross the street, introduced a $55 fine for parking in bike lanes and continued our School Walking Routes Program to promote active travel to school.”
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