Calgary’s 40 km/h speed limits kick in

The City of Calgary has a proposed bylaw to reduce the unposted speed limit to 40 km/h within city boundaries. LIVEWIRE CALGARY FILE PHOTO

Calgary’s neighbourhood speeds are now 10 km/h lower than they were over the weekend.

The city’s standard speed limit bylaw went into effect May 31, bringing the unposted speed limit to 40 km/h on neighbourhood streets citywide.

This move doesn’t impact major skeletal roads in Calgary like Anderson, Crowchild, Memorial or Glenmore Trail.

The bylaw was passed Feb. 1.

“We’re seeing an average of 9,100 collisions on neighbourhood streets every year,” said Tony Churchill, Senior Traffic engineer with the City of Calgary.  

“These changes to speed limits are on the streets that impact Calgarians’ lives the most – the street in front of their home.”

Background stories:

Drop to 30 km/h residential Calgary speed the first step in changing road design: Coun. Farrell (Sept. 2018)

Check the speed limit in your neighbourhood.

City council endorses the lowering of residential speed limits (Sept. 2018)

Calgary committee approves speed reduction to 40 km/h

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