Edmonton looking at ideas that would lower speed limits, mostly targeting residential roads

Edmonton is considering two recommendations that would reduce speed limits in parts of the city.

The first recommendation is to drop the speed limit to 40 km/h on all residential roads. The other recommendation would target a smaller area but take the speed down to 30 km/h.

In the first scenario, Edmonton would apply a default speed limit of 40 km/h in residential neighbourhoods, which are mostly 50 km/h presently. This change would not affect roadways that are set at 60 km/h or higher or arterial roads.

There are also some exception roadways. City administration will evaluate residential collector roads to determine if some should remain at 50 km/h.

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