Kitchener council approves lower speed limits for 1,500 streets – Kitchener

The Kitchener Council on Monday evening approved a $ 550,000 plan to lower speed limits in residential areas – a move that will affect 1,500 streets.

In the next two to three years, the speed limit will be reduced from 50 km / h to 40 km / h and in school zones from 40 km / h to 30 km / h.

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Signs will be posted at the entrances and exits of the areas where the speed limits will be lowered.

“One of the most common concerns we hear from local residents is speeding on quiet residential streets,” Kitchener Mayor Berry Vrbanovic said in a press release.

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“The conversion to 40 km / h is an important step towards improving road safety.”

The new program stems from a two-year pilot project that reduced speed by 3 km / h in the neighborhoods where it was implemented.

Employees report a similar decline in other cities that have taken similar measures.

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