Starting this August, the city-wide default speed limit in Edmonton will be 40 km/h. If you don’t see a speed limit sign on a residential road, the speed limit will be 40 km/h.
This change includes most residential and downtown roads, including Jasper Avenue, and sections of Whyte Avenue and Saskatchewan Drive.
The speed limit change is expected to take effect this August. The implementation date will be announced in July.
City council voted on this switch in November 2020.
“Safe and livable streets help us reach Edmonton’s goal of Vision Zero to eliminate serious injuries and fatalities on our streets by 2032,” said Jessica Lamarre, director of Safe Mobility.
“The 40km/h default speed limit is critical to achieving Vision Zero and helps us make our streets calmer, quieter, and more enjoyable at the same time.
“Slowing down gives us more time to react to the unexpected, reduces unnecessary tragedies on our roads, and has very little impact on travel times.”
The city has created an interactive map that shows which roads will have the new 40 km/h speed limit.