The City has been lowering speed limits in Mississauga neighbourhoods to make residential streets safer for everyone using them. Speed is a contributing factor in approximately one-third of fatal collisions according to the Ontario Traffic Council. Lower speeds are a proven way to reduce the severity of injuries in the event of a collision.
To date, speed limits have been lowered from 50 km/h to 40 km/h in 77 neighbourhoods. More than 130 School Zones have also been lowered from 40 km/h to 30 km/h. Work will continue in 2022 to lower speed limits in even more neighbourhoods across the city.
These changes, which are part of the City’s Neighbourhood Area Speed Limit Project, help to advance the City’s commitment to Vision Zero. Mississauga is working to prevent fatalities and serious injuries due to collisions on our roadways.
Lower speed limits in neighbourhoods
When a speed limit is lowered to 40 km/h, new speed limit signs are installed on streets at the entrances and exits to all neighbourhoods. The new speed limits take effect when the new speed limit signs are installed. The 40 km/h speed limit applies for the entire neighbourhood unless otherwise indicated by signage (for example, when it becomes 30 km/h in a School Zone.)
Lower speed limits in School Zones
School Zone speed limits in residential neighbourhoods are being lowered from 40 km/h to 30 km/h. In addition, Community Safety Zones are designated in all School Zones. In 2021, more than 110 new Community Safety Zones were created. Within a Community Safety Zone, fines increase.
Find out what neighbourhoods have been completed
Watch for new speed limit signs in your neighbourhood. To check what neighbourhoods have been completed, check the mapon mississauga.ca/roadsafety.
You can search by address or focus on an area of the city. Green shading shows neighbourhoods which have been completed. The orange areas show those where the speed limit changes will be coming soon.
Additional speed reduction measures
Other speed reduction measures completed by the City in 2021 include:
· 13 approved traffic calming projects
· 200 passive traffic calming measures
· 600+ speed studies conducted
· 22 Automated Speed Enforcement Cameras
· 50 Slow Streets implemented
· 3,000 Slow Down lawn signs delivered to residents
To learn more about road safety in Mississauga, visit mississauga.ca/roadsafety.