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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 January 2, 2018).

Ward Street Name Section
1 John Street Between Henderson Avenue & Bayview Avenue
1 Proctor Avenue
Between Henderson Avenue & Sprucewood Drive
1 Henderson Avenue
Between Courtham Avenue & Brightbay Circle
2 Murison Drive
Sir John A. MacDonald Public School Zone
2 Hollingham Road
St. Justin Martyr Catholic School Zone
2 Calvert Road Ashton Meadows Public School Zone
3 Austin Drive Between Couperthwaite Circle & Karma Drive
3 Kreighoff Avenue
John XIII Catholic School Zone
3 Village Parkway
Between Carlton Road & Kreighoff Avenue
4 Wootten Way North
Between Church Street & Highway 7
4 Crandall Drive
Between Raymerville Drive & Cairns Drive
4 Paramount Road
Between Fincham Avenue & Parkway Avenue
5 Alfred Paterson Drive
Between Delray Drive & Castlemore Avenue (northbound)
5 Alfred Paterson Drive
Between Delray Drive & Castlemore Avenue (southbound)
5 Bur Oak Avenue Mt. Joy Public School Zone
6 Ridgecrest Road
Castlemore Public School Zone
6 Mingay Avenue
Donald Cousens Public School Zone
6 Wilfred Murison Avenue
Between Stonebridge Avenue & The Bridle Walk
7 Elson Street
Between Middlefield Road & Shadlock Street
7 Coppard Avenue
Armadale Public School Zone
7 Copper Creek Drive
Between Boswell Road & Stonechurch Circle
8 Wilclay Avenue
Between Brimley Road & Cartmel Drive
8 Risebrough Circuit
Between Masseyfield Gate & Ferguson Gate
8
Highgate Drive
Between Croxley Green & Upton Circle

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.