On September 1st, the City of Winnipeg will take over setting all speed limits within the City. In preparation for the changeover, the Public Works department has recommended the continuance of all existing speed limits. On June 25th, the Public Works Committee of Council considered this recommendation. Submissions proposing reduced speed limits were made by a number of groups, including Winnipeg Trails, Bike Winnipeg and Safe Speeds WPG. The Committee chose to accept the recommendation of continuing all existing speed limits, 4 to 1.
Come out on Tuesday July 9th and Make your Voice Heard if you want lower speed limits in Winnipeg:
The next step in the process is the Executive Policy Committee (EPC) meeting on Tuesday July 9th at 9:00 a.m. at City Hall. Among the members of that Committee is our councillor, Cindy Gilroy. Come out to the EPC meeting on July 9th and make your voice heard.
After that, the proposal goes to City Council on July 18, at 9:30 a.m.
Safe Speeds Winnipeg .. Sign the On-line Petition:
Check out Safe Speeds WPG , is a volunteer, grassroots organization that is urging the City to set default speed limits at 30 km/hr for residential roads and 40 km/hr for collector roads, together with a dedication of the $2.5 million in the Road Safety Budget (2019), along with any additional available funding, to support infrastructure for these new default speeds. The Safe Speeds website includes an online petition for Winnipeg residents. It also encourages us to contact our councillor (with a downloadable letter) to support this change.