The Regional Municipality Of York


Watch your speed

Speed limits reduced on several York Region roads

Newmarket – Plan to slow down when driving as York Regional Council approved bylaws to reduce speed limits on a number of Regional roads.

“York Region is one of the fastest growing communities in Ontario, and as we grow the way we use roadways continues to change,” said York Region Chairman and CEO Wayne Emmerson. “The new speed limit revisions reflect the increase in vehicle, cycling and pedestrian use of our Regional roads, as well as Regional Council’s commitment to the safety of all who use our transportation network.” 

Roads with revised speed limits include:

“When we lower speed limits in appropriate areas, the severity of collisions is reduced,” said Township of King Mayor Steve Pellegrini, Chair of the Region’s Transportation Services. “Monitoring and adjusting speed limits is one of many measures the Region has in place to increase the safety of everyone who travels on our roads.”

To notify travellers of the speed limit changes, “new” signs will be posted above speed limit signs at the beginning of each changed speed zone.

The Regional Municipality of York consists of nine local cities and towns and provides a variety of programs and services to 1.2 million residents and 52,000 businesses with 636,600 employees. More information about the Region’s key service areas is available at

Media Contact: 

Tamara Ostrowski, Corporate Communications,
The Regional Municipality of York
Phone: 1-877-464-9675, ext. 71226
Cell: 905-251-6412  

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