As part of the City’s Vision Zero Road Safety Plan we are planning to introduce in-road flexible speed signage in each Ward. These are signs installed in the centre of the road, serving as an additional tool in our road safety toolkit to encourage compliance with the posted speed limit in high-priority areas. The installation serves as both a visual reminder of the posted speed limit and a physical device to slow motor vehicle speeds as they pass the sign. The signs can have a narrowing effect on the lane or roadway which can give people driving the perception of the need to slow down. This program along with the various other measures available in the Vision Zero toolbox are designed to have a positive impact on reducing speeding and improving overall road safety.

 

As part of the initial rollout, City staff have identified four locations per ward using a data-driven model that prioritizes midblock segments based on estimated safety risk. These locations have all been assessed using guidelines to ensure they do not impact existing service levels or interrupt the use of driveways. The majority of locations will receive two signs depending on the configuration of the road.

The 10 schools where signs were installed during the pilot phase are as follows:

School Name Street Name
Milne Valley Middle School Underhill Drive
Sloane Public School Sloane Avenue
John McCrae Public School McCowan Road
Sunnylea Junior School Prince Edward Drive South
St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic School Glenholme Avenue
Oakwood Collegiate Institute Oakwood Avenue
Blake Street Junior Public School Boultbee Avenue
Hodgson Senior Public School Davisville Avenue
Melody Village Junior Public School Silverstone Drive
Holy Spirit Catholic Elementary School Bay Mills Boulevard