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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 1, 2017).

Ward Street Name Section
1 Woodward Avenue Between Dudley Avenue & Willowdale Boulevard
1 Grandview Avenue
Between Henderson Avenue & Steeles Avenue East
1 Morgan Avenue
Between Lillian Avenue & Henderson Avenue
2 Helford Street
Between Duke of Cornwall Drive & Colonel George McLaren Drive
2 Personna Boulevard
Between Woodbine Avenue & Cachet Parkway
2 Cachet Parkway
Between Major Mackenzie Drive East & Personna Boulevard
3 Caboto Trail
Between Isabella Street & Glenbar Gardens
3 Carlton Road
Between Manhattan Drive & Central Park Drive
3 Longwater Chase
Between Springwood Crescent & Pinebrook Hollow
4 Southdale Drive
Between Lakevista Avenue & Gladiator Road
4 Drakefield Road Between Banfield Avenue & Willowgate Drive
5 White's Hill Avenue
Between Bur Oak Avenue & Cornell Centre Boulevard
5 Dickson Hill Road
Between 19th Avenue & Highway 48 (south)
5 Alfred Paterson Drive
Greensborough Public School Zone
5 Kenilworth Gate
Between Gosford Street & Lindcrest Manor/Outer Bank Drive
6 19th Avenue
Between Kennedy Road & Warden Avenue
6 Bur Oak Avenue
Between McCowan Road & Stonebridge Drive
6 William Berczy Boulevard
Between Bur Oak Avenue & 16th Avenue
7 Marydale Avenue
Between Laird Drive & Elson Street
7 Coxworth Avenue
Parkland Public School Zone
7 Russell Jarvis Drive
Legacy Public School Zone
8 Worthing Avenue
Between Mayflower Drive & Ingram Road
8 Clayton Drive
Between Eastpine Drive & Merry Brook Lane
8
Cartmel Avenue
Between Highglen Avenue & Randall 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.