For Immediate Release / April 28, 2021

Speed Limit Changes Implemented Using Phased Approach

City-wide speed limit changes begin May 11, 2021

The City of St. Albert is taking a thoughtful and measured approach to implementing city-wide speed limit changes beginning May 11, 2021 through September 2021. Amendments to Traffic Bylaw 18/2005 are a result of a two-year process involving a Transportation Network Speed Review and extensive public participation.

“The City is committed to taking the necessary steps to improve traffic safety in our community in an effort to achieve Vision Zero, where no serious injuries or fatalities occur as a result of motor vehicle collisions on our roadways,” says Mayor Cathy Heron. “Research indicates that lower speeds result in less probability of a collision from occurring and, in the event a collision occurs, less risk of severe injuries.”

The City’s Transportation Safety Plan captured three strategies completed with the Transportation Network Speed Review: a review of all posted speed limits, school zones and playground zones. Administration has developed an implementation plan that incorporates various approved amendments that City crews will address in phases. Motorists are asked to watch for new signs throughout the community from May to September.

The City is committed to annually collecting data and resident feedback, as well as monitoring collisions.

For more information on speed limit amendments, please visit: stalbert.ca/DriveAware.

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Last edited: April 28, 2021