You can apply for a 30km/h Speed Limit on a single street or for several streets around your school. Not sure what kind of road you have? Read our road classification definitions, or search for streets by name, map or ward on the City of Toronto’s website.
To have lower speed limits implemented, a number of ʻwarrantsʼ will need to be met. Warrants are criteria that a policy must pass to be recommended for approval. They can include technical requirements such as block length, speed of traffic, or the proximity to a school or park. They can also be measures of neighbourhood support, such as a community petition, a poll, or a public meeting. Warrants are assessed by City staff who will prepare a report for the appropriate Community Council, if the warrants are met.
For a 30km/hr speed limit, after speaking with your Councillor you will be asked to complete a petition as required by Warrant “A.” After the petition is complete, Transportation Services will undertake a study to determine if the street meets the other requirements. The street must either meet warrants B and C or B and D.
|Warrant A: Petition (Mandatory - responsibility of residents)|
|You must provide a petition to your Councillor signed by at least 25% of the affected households (or 10% in the case of multiple family dwellings like apartment buildings)|
|Warrant B: Road Environment (ALL criteria must be met)|
|1. Must be a local or collector road||2. Width of road must be 8.5 metres or less||3. Eighty-five percent of vehicles must be travelling at or below 50km/hr||4. Vehicle volume must be less than 8,000 vehicles per day|
|Warrant C: School and Cycling Environment (ONE of these criteria must be met)|
|1. An elementary or junior high school is beside the road||2. The road is beside parkland that has access to a school or park||3. There are bike lanes, sharrows, or signed bike routes|
|Warrant D: Pedestrian and Traffic Environment (At least THREE criteria must be met)|
|1. No sidewalk on either side of the road or a major part of the road||2. Frequent parking throughout the day with a pavement of less than 6.5m||3. Two or more curves in short distance from each other||4. Not enough stopping distance|
*The proposal must also not have significant impacts on transit service.