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Speed limits for the safety and quality of life of Châteauguay residents

The Municipal Council tabled a notice of motion at the Council meeting of Tuesday, May 19, about its intention to reduce the speed limit from 50 km/h to 40 km/h on residential streets, while maintaining a posted regulatory speed limit of 30 km/h near playground and school zones, and the speed of 50 km/h on boulevards and main roads. The measure will be accompanied by raising the awareness of users and taking complementary measures, if necessary, such as additional signage and new layouts.

The purpose of this speed reduction measure is to reduce accident risks and the severity of injuries given that the likelihood of the death of a pedestrian hit by a vehicle is 70% at 50 km/h, while it is 25% at 40 km/h. In addition to reducing the impacts of speed on road safety, this change is also intended to increase the feeling of safety of pedestrians and cyclists, to decrease noise pollution due to traffic and to change the attitude of drivers related to their own speed.


NEXT STEPS

A draft bylaw is currently being prepared by the City’s teams.

The Council asked the opinion of citizens about the speed limit reduction project. The results of this survey will accompany the presentation of the draft bylaw, prepared by many stakeholders, at a future Council meeting. Councillors and the Mayor will read the draft bylaw and adopt it if a consensus is reached about its application. 

SEE THE RESULTS HERE (French only)

The new road signs in residential neighbourhoods will be rolled out in phases, and there will be communications about them in due course. A transition period is also planned to allow everyone to get used to this major change.


Last update: 2020-06-15 14:20

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