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Speed Management

Speed Management

safe streetsThe primary objective of this program is to educate and change driver behavior, thereby increasing driver compliance with the posted speed limit. To affect positive behavioural change, communication must be relevant and meaningful to the drivers.

In response to speeding concerns received, qualified staff first conduct an evaluation of the affected street to determine if any deficiencies exist that could be remedied through traffic control devices or improved signage. If problems persist, the street may be considered as a candidate to receive a speed radar display board. Candidate streets are chosen based on a comprehensive point-ranking system that assesses multiple technical criteria. Criteria includes, but is not limited to vehicle speed, volume, collisions, provision of sidewalks and proximity to schools.

The City has 24 speed display boards (3 per ward) that are installed on priority streets for a 3-month period. Using radar technology, the boards have the ability to capture vehicle speeds and display them back to the driver, advising them if they are travelling too fast. Before/after studies have shown a significant reduction in vehicle speeds on streets where these devices are installed.

If you would like your street to be evaluated, please contact the Contact Centre at 905-475-4707 or at customerservice@markham.ca.

The location of the speed display boards is provided below (as of July 5, 2018).

Ward Street Name Section
1 Morgan Ave.
Between Henderson Ave. &  Lillian Ave.
1 Doncrest Dr.
Between Poinsetta Dr. and Bayview Ave.
1 Huntington Park Dr.
Between Prince Edward Blvd. & Brewsland Cres.
2 Hazelton Ave
At Hazelton Park  
2 Greystone Rd.
Between 16th Ave. & Hollingham Rd.
2 Helford St.
Between Livante Ct. & Prince of Wales Dr.
3 Caboto Trail
At Caboto Trail Parkette
3 The Bridle Trail
Between Kennedy Rd. & Main St Unionville
3 Carlton Rd.
Between Village Pkwy & Braithwaite Rd.
4 Raymerville Dr.
Between McCowan Rd. & Cairns Dr.
4 Edward Jeffreys Ave.
Between Mingay Ave. & Roy Rainey Ave.
4 Robinson St. 
Between Hwy 7 east & Lincoln Green Dr.
5 Williamson Rd.   
Mt. Joy Public School Zone
5 William Forster Rd.
At Cornell Woods Park
5 Williamson Rd.  
Between 16th Ave. & Swan Park Rd.
6 The Bridle Walk  
Between Trail Ridge Lane & Castleglen Blvd.  
6 William Berczy Blvd.   
Between Castlemore Ave. & Major Mackenzie Dr.
6 Glenbourne Park Dr.  
Between Major Mackenzie Dr. & Scandia Crt.
7 Boswell Rd.
Between Copper Creek Dr. & Oakborough Dr.
7 Rouge Bank Dr.
Between Lady Fern Dr. & Silverflower Ave.
7 Denison St. 
Between Middlefield Rd. & Coxworth Ave.
8 Hoake Rd.
Between 14th Ave. and Highglen Ave.
8 Lee Ave.
Between Noble St. & Brimley Rd.
8
Risebrough Circuit
Milliken Mills Public School Zone

Enforcement

Photo RadarYork Regional Police routinely conduct enforcement of the regulations outlined in the Highway Traffic Act, such as stop sign compliance and speeding.All selected candidate streets will be forwarded to York Regional Police to provide additional enforcement. Residents are also encouraged to use York Region’s Road Watch Program, where they are able to report aggressive drivers to police.