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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 July 1, 2017).

 

Ward Street Name Section
1 Daffodil Avenue Between Sunflower Court & Spirea Court
1 Romfield Circuit Between Jondan Crescent & Marsnow Drive
1 Simonston Boulevard Between Chumleigh Crescent & Chumleigh Crescent
2 Macrill Road Between Rosewell Crescent & Wallingford Court
2 Lockridge Avenue Between Kerrigan Crescent & Hollingham Road
2 Buttonfield Road Between Militia Trail & Muster Court
3 Waterbridge Lane Street Matthew Catholic Elementary School Zone
3 Oakcrest Avenue Between Robert Street & Castan Avenue
3 South Unionville Avenue Unionville Meadows Public School Zone
4 Wales Avenue Between 16th Avenue & Deer Park Lane
4 Ramona Boulevard Between Avondale Crescent & Avondale Crescent
4 Galsworthy Drive Between Highway 7 & Robinson Street
5 19th Avenue Between Mill Race Court and 9th Line
5 Senator Reesor's Drive Between Henry Corson Place & Henry Corson Place
5 Cornell Rouge Boulevard Cornell Rouge Woods Park
6 Angus Glen Boulevard Between Royal Country Down Crescent & Royal Troon Crescent
6 William Berczy Boulevard Between Cynthia Jean Street & Bur Oak Avenue
6 Glenbourne Park Drive Between Warden Avenue & Major Mackenzie Drive
7 Fieldside Street Between Reginald Lamb Crescent & Donald Cousens Parkway
7 Boswell Road Between Copper Creek & Oakborough Drive
7 Rizal Avenue Between Collingham Place & Hislop Drive
8 Lee Avenue Between Brimley Road & Noble Street
8 Beckenridge Drive Between Ravenhill Crescent & Windfield Road
8 Risebrough Circuit Between Pepperell Crescent & Barrington Crescent

 

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.