40 is the new 50 this fall, as the City of London is reducing speed limits in many school zones to 40 kilometres an hour. This change in speed limit
- will affect school zones located on residential streets across the city, and
- will be phased in over a two-year period.
The Middlesex London Road Safety Committee identified pedestrian safety as a priority in its City of London Road Safety Strategy 2014 – 2019. By reducing speed limits near schools, the goal is to improve safety for pedestrians and cyclists, and to encourage a more active lifestyle by addressing some of the safety concerns of students walking and cycling to school.
A typical school zone starts 150 metres before a school property and ends 150 metres after a school property. Installation of the new speed limit signs commenced in October 2016.
A complete list of approved School Zone Speed Limits can be found in in Schedule 17.1 of the Traffic and Parking By-law.