Implementation, Education, and Enforcement
The speed limit is now 40 km/h on most residential and downtown streets.
The City of Edmonton and the Edmonton Police Service (EPS) are working together to provide education and enforce speed limits in an effort to make Edmonton’s streets safer for everyone.
Automated enforcement at locations with the new 40 km/h speed limits is now underway. The primary focus for the month of August was education to help Edmontonians adjust their behaviour. Now that schools are back in session, enforcement will begin to protect our most vulnerable road users, our children.
Why 40 km/h?
Reducing speed limits on residential streets, the downtown, and high pedestrian areas makes our streets safer, calmer, and quieter for everyone. Slowing down gives people more time to react to the unexpected to prevent crashes and reduce the severity of collisions that do happen. The Estimated Time of Arrival Tool shows how little impact there is to driving times with this change.
Reducing the default speed limit is one important action within the Safe Mobility Strategy 2021-2025, Edmonton’s approach to advancing Vision Zero. It is a key component of the City's strategic goals for the next 10 years and supports ConnectEdmonton in creating a safe, healthy, urban and climate resilient city for all residents.
Safe Speeds Toolkit
Be part of the change. Use the Safe Speeds Toolkit to tell your friends, family and neighbours about how 40km/h increases your field of vision, gives you more time to react, and reduces the likelihood of tragic crashes.