Reduced-Speed Neighbourhood Pilot

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Let’s find out what happens when Winnipeg’s residential neighbourhoods have lower speeds.

We want to hear what you think about speed limits in residential areas and how a widespread change could impact your life.

In March 2023, we reduced speeds in four neighbourhoods to learn how such a change could impact peoples’ experiences with safety and traffic over a period of one year. The speed limit on local and collector streets in these neighbourhoods changed from 50 km/h to either 30 or 40 km/h.

The speed limit was reduced to 30 km/h in:

The speed limit was reduced to 40 km/h in:

We want to know if changing the speed limit changes how fast vehicles actually travel. We also want to know if lowering the speed limit within a residential area affects neighbourhood livability. Livability looks at how a neighbourhood's physical environment contributes to quality of life. Physical environment includes things like geographic layout, road conditions, speeds, and available amenities.

Let’s find out what happens when Winnipeg’s residential neighbourhoods have lower speeds.

We want to hear what you think about speed limits in residential areas and how a widespread change could impact your life.

In March 2023, we reduced speeds in four neighbourhoods to learn how such a change could impact peoples’ experiences with safety and traffic over a period of one year. The speed limit on local and collector streets in these neighbourhoods changed from 50 km/h to either 30 or 40 km/h.

The speed limit was reduced to 30 km/h in:

The speed limit was reduced to 40 km/h in:

We want to know if changing the speed limit changes how fast vehicles actually travel. We also want to know if lowering the speed limit within a residential area affects neighbourhood livability. Livability looks at how a neighbourhood's physical environment contributes to quality of life. Physical environment includes things like geographic layout, road conditions, speeds, and available amenities.

  • Join us at drop-in (come-and-go) community event as part of Phase 2 engagement!

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    We want to share what we’ve learned so far.

    Join us at drop-in (come-and-go) community event as part of Phase 2 engagement!
    We are holding one event in each pilot neighbourhood.

    Preview the presentation boards.

    The events provide the opportunity for you to talk to the project team, learn more about the project and share your experiences, expectations, and opinions.

    Bourkevale
    Date: Monday, January 29, 2024
    Time: 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.
    Location: Bourkevale Community Centre, 100 Ferry Rd
    Format: Drop-in (come-and-go)

    Tyndall Park (South)
    Date: Tuesday, January 30, 2024
    Time: 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.
    Location: Sir William Stephenson Library, 765 Keewatin St
    Format: Drop-in (come-and-go)

    Richmond West
    Date: Wednesday, January 31, 2024
    Time: 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.
    Location: South Winnipeg Community Centre – Richmond, 666 Silverstone Ave
    Format: Drop-in (come-and-go)

    Worthington
    Date: Thursday, February 1, 2024
    Time: 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.
    Location: Norberry-Glenlee Community Centre, 26 Molgat Ave
    Format: Drop-in (come-and-go)


  • Phase 2 public survey closed

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    Thank you to everyone who responded to the Reduced-Speed Neighbourhood Pilot public survey. The public survey was available from October 16 to November 7, 2023. Feedback is currently being considered and a summary of the engagement process will be posted online.

    We hope you will join us at one of the discussion forums in the new year. We will hold one event in each pilot neighbourhood and hope you will join us to learn more about the project and talk about your experiences, expectations, and opinions.

    Bourkevale
    Date: Monday, January 29, 2024
    Time: 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.
    Location: Bourkevale Community Centre, 100 Ferry Rd
    Format: Drop-in (come-and-go)

    Tyndall Park (South)
    Date: Tuesday, January 30, 2024
    Time: 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.
    Location: Sir William Stephenson Library, 765 Keewatin St
    Format: Drop-in (come-and-go)

    Richmond West
    Date: Wednesday, January 31, 2024
    Time: 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.
    Location: South Winnipeg Community Centre – Richmond, 666 Silverstone Ave
    Format: Drop-in (come-and-go)

    Worthington
    Date: Thursday, February 1, 2024
    Time: 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.
    Location: Norberry-Glenlee Community Centre, 26 Molgat Ave
    Format: Drop-in (come-and-go)


  • Phase 2 of the Reduced-Speed Neighbourhood Pilot is underway, and we want to hear from you!

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    How do you feel about reduced speed limits in residential areas? Share your thoughts through an online survey before November 7, 2023. This survey is also available in French/Ce sondage est également disponible en français.

    This survey is open to both residents of pilot neighbourhoods and Winnipeggers who live outside the pilot areas. Your answers will help us understand pilot residents’ experience with the speed limit change and broader perspectives on speed limits in general.

    We are also holding a series of discussion forums in the new year. We will hold one event in each pilot neighbourhood and hope you will join us to learn more about the project and talk about your experiences, expectations, and opinions.

    Bourkevale
    Date: Monday, January 29, 2024
    Time: 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.
    Location: Bourkevale Community Centre, 100 Ferry Rd
    Format: Drop-in (come-and-go)

    Tyndall Park (South)
    Date: Tuesday, January 30, 2024
    Time: 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.
    Location: Sir William Stephenson Library, 765 Keewatin St
    Format: Drop-in (come-and-go)

    Richmond West
    Date: Wednesday, January 31, 2024
    Time: 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.
    Location: South Winnipeg Community Centre – Richmond, 666 Silverstone Ave
    Format: Drop-in (come-and-go)

    Worthington
    Date: Thursday, February 1, 2024
    Time: 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.
    Location: Norberry-Glenlee Community Centre, 26 Molgat Ave
    Format: Drop-in (come-and-go)

    Phase 1 public engagement summary is now available

    Thank you to all pilot neighbourhood residents who participated in Phase 1 pre-pilot engagement. This phase included school travel surveys, meetings with project stakeholders, and an online survey for pilot residents who live on a street where the speed limit has changed. The Phase 1 public engagement summary and appendices are now available and provide an overview of the feedback collected for the project.

    The feedback we gathered during this phase told us about how people in the pilot communities feel about safety, comfort, local travel mode choice, and how to define livability. A citywide scientific survey also provided insight into Winnipeggers’ feelings about speed limits.

    This pre-pilot research told us that, at the time, 60 percent of Winnipeggers wanted to keep residential speed limits the same and 40 percent wanted lower residential speed limits.

    The full report is available under the documents tab.
    Bar chart showing how Winnipeggers feel about speed limits on residential streets. Details in public engagement summary.


  • Reduced-Speed Neighbourhood Pilot Begins

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    The posted speed limit has been reduced in the pilot neighbourhoods and will be in place for one year.

    Thank you to the residents of these neighbourhoods who filled out the pre-pilot survey. This will help us understand things like:

    • How you feel about safety and comfort in your neighbourhood
    • How you move around your neighbourhood and why you choose the mode you do
    • Whether and how you enjoy life in your neighbourhood
    • And whether traffic plays a role in all these things


    We will report back this spring on what we heard in this pre-pilot survey.

    In early 2024, all Winnipeggers will have an opportunity to share their thoughts on residential speed limits and how a widespread change may affect their lives.

  • Learning about pilot neighbourhoods before the speed changes

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    Before the pilot begins, we want to learn about how community members feel about safety, comfort, local travel mode choice, and general quality of life in their communities.

    Residents in the four pilot neighbourhoods will soon receive letters in the mail. The letters will include information about the upcoming changes and a link to an online survey. This survey is only for residents of specific addresses. Those who live on a street where the speed is not changing will not receive a letter.

    The survey will give us a baseline against which we can measure any shifts in feelings and opinions brought on by the lowered speed limit. Traffic analysis done before, during, and after the speed limit change will tell us whether driver behaviour changes.

    Schools in the pilot neighbourhoods are already involved in the process. They helped us understand how students currently get to and from school and will help again midway through the pilot. We will use the two sets of answers to determine whether lowered posted speed limits changed how kids move around the neighbourhood.

    Future phases of this project will include a city-wide survey and in-person events.

    If you are interested in being notified when these opportunities to provide feedback are available, please subscribe to get email updates.

  • Lower default speed limit pilot coming

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    The City will be starting the one-year Reduced-Speed Neighbourhood Pilot in early 2023. Subscribe to the project to get email updates.

Page last updated: 22 Jan 2024, 08:41 AM