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Area Speed Limit map of Central London

Area Speed Limits Program

The City of London is implementing an Area Speed Limits program lowering speed limits on roads with high levels of pedestrian and cycling activity. 

Lower speed limits make our streets safer for all road users. The City of London is continuing to implement Vision Zero Road Safety Strategy initiatives that work towards calmer streets, and will continue to monitor the use of streets to determine when and where additional safety measures might be needed.

Where are speed limits being lowered?

Neighbourhood streets within four upcoming areas will be experiencing speed limit reductions to 40 kilometers an hour.

Arterial roads bordering the areas will not be impacted.

The Area Speed Limits program will begin in the upcoming months first implementing lower speeds in the downtown area, followed by certain neighbourhood streets later this year after the downtown area is complete.

Central London

Area Speed Limit Central London

Neighbourhood roads within the area of Wharncliffe Road North – Oxford Street West– Oxford Street East – Adelaide Street North – Hamilton Road – Horton Street East

With the exceptions of:

  • King Street from Colborne Street to Adelaide Street North
  • Queens Avenue from Adelaide Street North to Colborne Street
  • Riverside Drive from Wharncliffe Road North to Dundas Street
  • York Street from Stanley Street to Adelaide Street North

North-West London

Area Speed Limit North West London


Neighbourhood roads within the area of Hyde Park Road – Fanshawe Park Road West – Wonderland Road North – Gainsborough Road

South-East London

Area Speed Limit South-East London

Neighbourhood roads within the area of Highbury Avenue South – Commissioners Road East – Jackson Road – Bradley Avenue

South-West London

Area Speed Limit South West London

Neighbourhood roads within the area of Westdel Bourne - Oxford Street West – Commissioners Road West – Boler Road – Byron Baseline Road

Past Speed Limit Reductions in London

In addition to the upcoming Area Speed Limits program, the City of London has recently reduced speeds in the following locations:

Dundas Place

The speed limit on Dundas Place, London’s flexible street from Ridout to Wellington Streets downtown, was lowered to 30 kilometers an hour to support shared use of the space and improve safety for all road users.

School Zones

Speed limits of 40 kilometres an hour have been implemented in School zones on minor streets.

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