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Speed Limit Reductions on Britannia Rd. 

I am very pleased to report that after conducting a speed review on Britannia Road, the Region of Peel will be implementing speed limit reductions on this roadway as follows:
  • From 195 meters west of Tillsdown Road/River Grove Avenue to 70 metres east of Creditview Road, reduce the posted speed limit from 60 to 50km/h;
  • From 70 metres east of Creditview Road to 70 metres east of Terry Fox Way/Silken Laumann Way, reduce the posted speed Limit from 70 to 60km/h.
As part of the speed review, Britannia Road was divided into two study areas, from 195 meters west of Tillsdown Road/River Grove to 70 meters east of Creditview Road, and from 70 meters east of Creditview Road to 70 meters east of Terry Fox Way/Silken Laumann Way. Region Traffic Staff evaluated each area by utilizing the Transportation of Canada Speed Zone Methodology to determine the recommended speed limits. The Transportation Association of Canada Speed Zone Methodology is a standardized technique that is used to establish an appropriate posted speed limit for a specific section of roadway. In addition, Staff considered the surrounding land use, road characteristics, recent development, and pedestrian activity in their review.
The speed review concluded that the existing posted speed was adequate based on current road geometrics and conditions; however, the residential land use surrounding the area, multi-use trail, nearby Credit River trail system, eight schools, one community centre, and numerous parks all within a 1.5 kilometre radius of the study location contribute to increased pedestrian activity in the area. In an effort to provide safer conditions for pedestrians and as part of adopting the Vison Zero road safety approach, Region Traffic Staff recommended speed reductions of 10km/h over the entire study area.
The speed limit reductions on Britannia Road , in the area of Tillsdown Road/River Grove Avenue to Creditview Road were approved by Region of Peel Council at the Regional Council meeting on Thursday, April 12, 2018 . These speed limit reductions will assist with promoting pedestrian and vehicular safety in this area and create a safer community for everyone.

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