Council to Consider Additional Reduced-Speed School Zones

School Zone Speed Limits
Reduced speed limits in school zones went into effect on September 1. (WPS / HANDOUT)

Winnipeg’s city council will consider adding 120 new reduced-speed school zones on Wednesday.

The additions would be part of the existing by-law that went into place in September in school zones across the province.

“The implementation of reduced-speed school zones is intended to make the transportation system more forgiving for children, who tend to have the most difficulty gauging the speed of vehicular traffic,” said Luis Escobar, manager of transportation.

It’s expected that the majority of the new reduced-speed school zones will be signed by the end of January 2015 and all will be signed by the end of February 2015. There will be approximately 5,000 signs installed.

Reduced-speed school zones are in effect from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday to Friday during the months of September to June.

— Staff