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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 October 8, 2018).

Ward Street Name Section
1 Baymark Rd.
Between Romfield Circuit (N) & Romfield Circuit (S)
1 Fairway Heights Dr.
At Bayview Golf & Country Club
1 John St.
Between Bayview Ave. & Henderson Ave.
2 Victoria Square Blvd.
Between Elgin Mills Rd. & Betty Roman Blvd.
2 Buttonfield Rd.
Between 16th Ave. & John Button Blvd.
2 Hollingham Rd.
Between Calderbridge Cres. (N) & Calderbridge Cres. (S)
3 Main St. Unionville
At Bill Crothers Secondary School
3 Caboto Trail
At South Unionville Park
3 Village Gate Dr.
Between Calvert Rd. & 16th Ave.
4 Country Ridge Dr.
Between Bur Oak Ave. & Roy Rainey Ave.
4 Roy Rainey Ave.
Between 16th Ave. & James Parrot Ave.
4 Church St.
Between Wootten Way & 9th Line
5 Darren Hill Trail  
Between Willow Landing & Desjardin Dr.
5 Alfred Paterson Dr.
At Sam Chapman Public School Zone
5 Chancery Rd.  
Between 16th Ave. & Bur Oak Ave.
6 Roy Rainey Ave.
At Innis MacDonald Park
6 Wilfred Murison Ave.  
At Stonebridge Public School
6 William Berczy Blvd.
Between 16th Ave. & Bur Oak Ave.
7 Eastvale Dr.
Between Elson St. & Steeles Ave.
7 Legacy Dr.
Between 14th Ave. and Rouge Bank Dr.
7 Fonda Rd.
At Markham Gateway Public School
8 Wilclay Ave.
Between Cartmel Dr. and Brimley Rd.
8 Townley Ave.
Between Highglen Ave. and Denison St.
8
Beckenridge Dr.
Between Ravenhill Cres. and Beckenridge Dr.

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.