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.

CLOSED: This discussion has concluded. You can reach out to us any time at reducedspeedneighbourhoods@winnipeg.ca

Have a question about this project? Connect with the project team using the Q&A. We will aim to provide an answer in five business days.

  • Share Are you continuously monitoring the speed at the pilot areas to see behavioral changes? on Facebook Share Are you continuously monitoring the speed at the pilot areas to see behavioral changes? on Twitter Share Are you continuously monitoring the speed at the pilot areas to see behavioral changes? on Linkedin Email Are you continuously monitoring the speed at the pilot areas to see behavioral changes? link

    Are you continuously monitoring the speed at the pilot areas to see behavioral changes?

    AS23 asked about 1 year ago

    At various points during the trial we will be collecting traffic data using pneumatic road tubes that record the speed of passing vehicles. We will compare this to the data we collected before the start of the trial. This data will tell us whether the lower posted speed limit leads to vehicles actually travelling more slowly.

  • Share How come 1/2 of Bairdmore has not been reduced? The southern half is 40 but the northern 1/2 is 50. on Facebook Share How come 1/2 of Bairdmore has not been reduced? The southern half is 40 but the northern 1/2 is 50. on Twitter Share How come 1/2 of Bairdmore has not been reduced? The southern half is 40 but the northern 1/2 is 50. on Linkedin Email How come 1/2 of Bairdmore has not been reduced? The southern half is 40 but the northern 1/2 is 50. link

    How come 1/2 of Bairdmore has not been reduced? The southern half is 40 but the northern 1/2 is 50.

    wpg82 asked about 1 year ago

    The limits of each pilot area were chosen based on operational considerations like signage installation as well our ability to define a border. We chose Sandusky Drive and Kirkbridge Park as the northern limit as it provides a defined border to the pilot area.

  • Share Will the school zone signs remain or will they be removed? If they are removed, if cannot be enforced as a school zone by photo enforcement. on Facebook Share Will the school zone signs remain or will they be removed? If they are removed, if cannot be enforced as a school zone by photo enforcement. on Twitter Share Will the school zone signs remain or will they be removed? If they are removed, if cannot be enforced as a school zone by photo enforcement. on Linkedin Email Will the school zone signs remain or will they be removed? If they are removed, if cannot be enforced as a school zone by photo enforcement. link

    Will the school zone signs remain or will they be removed? If they are removed, if cannot be enforced as a school zone by photo enforcement.

    FT asked about 1 year ago

    The signs letting motorists know they are entering a school zone will remain in place in all four pilot neighbourhoods. 

    • In the 30km/h neighbourhoods, the tab that indicates the time/day/month have been removed, along with the sign at the end of the school zone
    • In the 40 km/h neighbourhoods, there will be no change to the school zone signage

     

    Since these are still school zones, they can be enforced with photo radar vehicles.

  • Share Some of these speed reduction areas are within reduced school zones that are enforced by photo radar to keep kids and other pedestrains safe. Will the reduced school zones be removed during this project, as that would prevent photo radar from enforcement in those areas? For example, last year the reduced school zone signs in front of Mulvey School, 750 Wolseley Ave were removed thereby no longer making it a reduced school zone to conduct photo enforcement. on Facebook Share Some of these speed reduction areas are within reduced school zones that are enforced by photo radar to keep kids and other pedestrains safe. Will the reduced school zones be removed during this project, as that would prevent photo radar from enforcement in those areas? For example, last year the reduced school zone signs in front of Mulvey School, 750 Wolseley Ave were removed thereby no longer making it a reduced school zone to conduct photo enforcement. on Twitter Share Some of these speed reduction areas are within reduced school zones that are enforced by photo radar to keep kids and other pedestrains safe. Will the reduced school zones be removed during this project, as that would prevent photo radar from enforcement in those areas? For example, last year the reduced school zone signs in front of Mulvey School, 750 Wolseley Ave were removed thereby no longer making it a reduced school zone to conduct photo enforcement. on Linkedin Email Some of these speed reduction areas are within reduced school zones that are enforced by photo radar to keep kids and other pedestrains safe. Will the reduced school zones be removed during this project, as that would prevent photo radar from enforcement in those areas? For example, last year the reduced school zone signs in front of Mulvey School, 750 Wolseley Ave were removed thereby no longer making it a reduced school zone to conduct photo enforcement. link

    Some of these speed reduction areas are within reduced school zones that are enforced by photo radar to keep kids and other pedestrains safe. Will the reduced school zones be removed during this project, as that would prevent photo radar from enforcement in those areas? For example, last year the reduced school zone signs in front of Mulvey School, 750 Wolseley Ave were removed thereby no longer making it a reduced school zone to conduct photo enforcement.

    FT asked about 1 year ago

    The speed limit in existing reduced-speed school zones will remain 30 km/h and be in effect from 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Monday to Friday from September to June. 

    The pilot area maps for each neighbourhood show the approximate location of the school zones. These maps can be viewed in the document library

  • Share Why different speeds? The signage in Winnipeg is already confusing enough, why not 30 or 40 across the board? on Facebook Share Why different speeds? The signage in Winnipeg is already confusing enough, why not 30 or 40 across the board? on Twitter Share Why different speeds? The signage in Winnipeg is already confusing enough, why not 30 or 40 across the board? on Linkedin Email Why different speeds? The signage in Winnipeg is already confusing enough, why not 30 or 40 across the board? link

    Why different speeds? The signage in Winnipeg is already confusing enough, why not 30 or 40 across the board?

    LG asked about 1 year ago

    There is not yet a standardized best practice for reduced speed limits in residential areas; other Canadian cities have been inconsistent in their approach with some using 30 km/h and others using 40 km/h as the standard speed through residential neighbourhoods. Before we make a recommendation on the future of speed limits in residential areas across Winnipeg, we feel it is our due diligence to test both speed limits to determine what works best for the Winnipeg context.

  • Share In these areas where they are reducing speeds, how will they know if people are actually going slower? Will there we speed cameras, officers, etc in the areas at all times to monitor? on Facebook Share In these areas where they are reducing speeds, how will they know if people are actually going slower? Will there we speed cameras, officers, etc in the areas at all times to monitor? on Twitter Share In these areas where they are reducing speeds, how will they know if people are actually going slower? Will there we speed cameras, officers, etc in the areas at all times to monitor? on Linkedin Email In these areas where they are reducing speeds, how will they know if people are actually going slower? Will there we speed cameras, officers, etc in the areas at all times to monitor? link

    In these areas where they are reducing speeds, how will they know if people are actually going slower? Will there we speed cameras, officers, etc in the areas at all times to monitor?

    Assureg asked about 1 year ago

    Throughout the trial we will be collecting traffic data using pneumatic road tubes that record the speed of passing vehicles. We will compare this to the data we collected before the start of the trial.

    The Winnipeg Police Service can enforce the posted speed limit on any road as resources and priorities allow.

  • Share Why don't you spend the time and money on educating people on traffic safety for pedestrians as opposed to bubble wrapping people and making all cars slow down? on Facebook Share Why don't you spend the time and money on educating people on traffic safety for pedestrians as opposed to bubble wrapping people and making all cars slow down? on Twitter Share Why don't you spend the time and money on educating people on traffic safety for pedestrians as opposed to bubble wrapping people and making all cars slow down? on Linkedin Email Why don't you spend the time and money on educating people on traffic safety for pedestrians as opposed to bubble wrapping people and making all cars slow down? link

    Why don't you spend the time and money on educating people on traffic safety for pedestrians as opposed to bubble wrapping people and making all cars slow down?

    Why? asked about 1 year ago

    In 2022, Council approved the Winnipeg Road Safety Strategic Action Plan, which will serve as a roadmap for implementing both short-term solutions and long-term investments to ensure the City is doing its part in preventing serious injury and death on our roads.

    The plan stresses the importance of a “safe systems” approach, which looks at how all components of a transportation system (road design, human behaviour, etc.) work together to ensure safer streets.  

    The plan identifies five focus areas and 67 actions to help Winnipeg reach its goal of a 20 percent reduction in fatal and serious injury collisions over the next five years. Six of these actions are for reduced speeds, including the review of existing speed limits to ensure they are safe. A number are also included for public awareness and education.  

    Learn more about this Council-approved plan, including actions in the Road Safety Culture Focus Area, at winnipeg.ca/roadsafetyplan

  • Share W e drive mostly on conditions on the road and traffic. How is it a advantage to go back to go to the horse and buggy than to remain the same? on Facebook Share W e drive mostly on conditions on the road and traffic. How is it a advantage to go back to go to the horse and buggy than to remain the same? on Twitter Share W e drive mostly on conditions on the road and traffic. How is it a advantage to go back to go to the horse and buggy than to remain the same? on Linkedin Email W e drive mostly on conditions on the road and traffic. How is it a advantage to go back to go to the horse and buggy than to remain the same? link

    W e drive mostly on conditions on the road and traffic. How is it a advantage to go back to go to the horse and buggy than to remain the same?

    Tullio Ostroman asked about 1 year ago

    We know speed is top-of-mind for many Winnipeggers and that many have been advocating for lower speed limits throughout the city. We also know – based on other cities’ experiences and technical guidance – that reducing the posted speed limit in residential neighbourhoods can affect both safety and livability (or how the neighbourhood environment impacts residents’ quality of life).

    We understand that your opinion on reduced speeds may have a lot to do with how you anticipate the change will impact you. Based on what we learned from other cities and what we know about time spent on residential roads, it’s unlikely you’ll even notice the difference on your daily commute. If you haven't already, we encourage you to explore the travel time estimator tool, FAQs, and the extensive background research which was conducted to provide you with current information.

  • Share How can you reduce the rate of accidents on a 1/4 of the block at the end of the street entering into St. Annes Road? Once they are on St. Annes Road what happens to the students then? They are not important? on Facebook Share How can you reduce the rate of accidents on a 1/4 of the block at the end of the street entering into St. Annes Road? Once they are on St. Annes Road what happens to the students then? They are not important? on Twitter Share How can you reduce the rate of accidents on a 1/4 of the block at the end of the street entering into St. Annes Road? Once they are on St. Annes Road what happens to the students then? They are not important? on Linkedin Email How can you reduce the rate of accidents on a 1/4 of the block at the end of the street entering into St. Annes Road? Once they are on St. Annes Road what happens to the students then? They are not important? link

    How can you reduce the rate of accidents on a 1/4 of the block at the end of the street entering into St. Annes Road? Once they are on St. Annes Road what happens to the students then? They are not important?

    BMW asked over 1 year ago

    For this pilot project, the speed limit on all collector and local / residential roads within the Worthington neighbourhood will be changed to 40 km/h and the existing reduced-speed school zones will remain 30 km/h and be in effect from 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Monday to Friday from September to June.

    St. Anne’s Road is classified as an arterial road. While testing speeds on arterial roads is not part of this project, the Winnipeg Road Safety Strategic Action Plan identified reviewing speed limits on some arterial streets as a priority since the majority of fatal and major injury collisions occur on arterial streets.

  • Share I live on Beliveau Road for 20 years now. Never has there been an accident involving a student? I think the reduced speed is nonsense. Please reply and let me know the statics regarding the 2 reduced speed areas on Beliveau Road. on Facebook Share I live on Beliveau Road for 20 years now. Never has there been an accident involving a student? I think the reduced speed is nonsense. Please reply and let me know the statics regarding the 2 reduced speed areas on Beliveau Road. on Twitter Share I live on Beliveau Road for 20 years now. Never has there been an accident involving a student? I think the reduced speed is nonsense. Please reply and let me know the statics regarding the 2 reduced speed areas on Beliveau Road. on Linkedin Email I live on Beliveau Road for 20 years now. Never has there been an accident involving a student? I think the reduced speed is nonsense. Please reply and let me know the statics regarding the 2 reduced speed areas on Beliveau Road. link

    I live on Beliveau Road for 20 years now. Never has there been an accident involving a student? I think the reduced speed is nonsense. Please reply and let me know the statics regarding the 2 reduced speed areas on Beliveau Road.

    BMW asked over 1 year ago

    While the collision information we receive from MPI does not include the level of detail you are looking for, the Winnipeg Road Safety Strategic Action Plan found that between 2012 and 2018 collisions at intersections with local streets accounted for 29 percent of all fatal and major injury collisions. 

    • 21 percent were between arterial and local streets
    • Six percent were between collector and local streets
    • Two percent were between two local streets

    For more information, see section 2.3 Road Safety in Winnipeg of the Winnipeg Road Safety Strategic Action Plan.

    The Reduced-Speed Neighbourhood Pilot will be looking at reduced speed limits within entire neighbourhoods, not just school zones. We want to know if and how a lower posted speed limit affects community members’ perceptions of safety, comfort, and neighbourhood liveability

    We will look at traffic data as well as Winnipeggers’ opinions, perceptions, and feelings to get an idea of the potential city-wide impact and to form recommendations for the future of speed limits in residential areas. 

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