HALIFAX REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY
The Halifax Regional Municipality is advising residents that speed limits will be reduced from 50 km/h to 40 km/h in the Creighton-Maynard streets neighbourhood. All impacted streets are located within the highlighted area of the map (above).
Crews began the installation of the new speed limit signs this morning, and it is anticipated that the installation will be completed by Tuesday, July 6.
This initiative, which reflects Council’s focus on making communities safer by reducing speeding in residential neighbourhoods, is part of the municipality’s road safety actions to move toward zero fatalities and injuries for people using any mode of transportation.
The Province of Nova Scotia legislates speed limits on public roadways via the Nova Scotia Motor Vehicle Act (MVA), which provides a default speed limit of 50 km/h. The MVA allows the municipality to request posted speed limits below 50 km/h if accompanied by necessary documentation, including current operating speeds and roadway characteristics.
The speed limit reduction in these areas is being implemented following provincial approval, based on available data and an assessment of roadway characteristics that meet their qualifications.
Municipal staff continue to assess other neighbourhoods for possible speed reduction implementation in the future. Once identified, applications to the province will be submitted for consideration.
Your patience is appreciated while this work is underway.
This new speed limit is one of several ongoing projects to improve safety on these streets. Other work underway for 2021 includes traffic calming around Joseph Howe School, the reintroduction of COVID-19 mobility response ‘Slow Streets,’ and a broader community planning process to consider more permanent changes to improve safety and comfort for people walking and cycling in the community.