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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 current location of the speed display boards is provided below (Updated October 4, 2016).

 

Ward Street Name Section
1 Grandview Ave. At Grandview Park
1 Steele Valley Rd. Between Bayview Ave. and Sprucewood Dr.
2 Prince Regent St. At Victoria Square Park
2 Calvert Rd. At Ashton Meadows Public School
3 Swansea Rd. Between Highway 7 and Avoca Dr.
3 Village Parkway Between Webber Crt. and Kreighoff Ave.
4 Peter St. Between 16th Ave. and David St.
4 Bur Oak Ave. At San Lorenzo Ruiz Catholic School/Bur Oak Secondary School
5 Williamson Rd. Between Castlemore Ave. and Swan Park Rd.
5 Castlemore Ave. Between Anderson Ave. and Williamson Rd.
6 Castlemore Ave. At Wismer Park
6 Swan Park Rd. At St. Julia Billiart Catholic School
7 Oakborough Dr. At Sparta Woods Park
7 Chatelaine Dr. Between Roxbury Dr. and Ribston St
8 Times Ave. Between Highway 7 and Galleria Pkwy.
8 Cartmel Dr. Between Highglen Ave. and Denison St.

 

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.