Speed Limit Falls to 30 per Hour in bid to Make Streets Safer for Pedestrians

New signs are going up and speed limits are going down in parts of old Toronto and East York starting September 15, 2015.

Many residential streets are seeing the top speed drop to 30 km per hour, down from 40 km per hour.

A total of 387 kilometres of roads in East York in the old City of Toronto will make the switch. Some 4,400 new 30 km/h signs will be going up on residential streets.

Toronto and East York community council unanimously voted for the change in June of 2015 at a cost of $1.1 million. This followed the 2014 death of Georgia Walsh who was hit and killed by a can at Millwood and McRae in Leaside.

Her death created a groundswell of support to bring down the speed limit.

Critics of the change say bringing down the speed limit also requires greater enforcement on local roads.

Be careful when driving on the roads, especially in residential areas.

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