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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 16 speed display boards (2 per ward) that are installed on priority streets for a 2-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 ccentre@markham.ca.

The location of the speed display boards is provided below (as of April 1, 2017).

 

Ward Street Name Section
1 Glen Cameron Road Between Dudley Avenue & Willowdale Boulevard
1 Bayview Fairways Drive Bayview Fairways Public School Zone
2 Rodick Road St. Augustine Catholic High School Zone
2 Victoria Square Boulevard Sir Wilfred Laurier Public School Zone
3 Aitken Circle Between Birchview Lane & Aitken Circle
3 Helen Avenue Between Unity Garden Drive & Greenwater Gate
4 Sir Lancelot Drive Between Sir Pellias Terrace & Sir Kay Drive
4 James Parrott Avenue Fred Varley Public School Zone
5 Bur Oak Avenue Between Alfred Paterson Drive & Chancery Road
5 Alfred Paterson Drive At Orchard View Park
6 Stonebridge Drive Stonebridge Public School Zone
6 Mingay Avenue Donald Cousens Public School Zone
7 Highglen Avenue At Coppard Park
7 Highglen Avenue Between Fonda Road & Brando Avenue
8 Townley Avenue Between Denison Street & Highglen Avenue
8 South Park Road Between Saddle Creek Drive & Times Avenue

 

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.