Area speed limits

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A graphic of a traffic speed limit sign in the shape of a heart with "Maximum 40" posted on it. For more information or assistance, please contact cocc@london.ca.

The City of London is implementing an Area Speed Limits program lowering speed limits on roads with high levels of pedestrian and cycling activity. 

Lower speed limits make our streets safer for all road users. The City of London is continuing to implement Vision Zero Road Safety Strategy initiatives that work towards calmer streets, and will continue to monitor the use of streets to determine when and where additional safety measures might be needed.

Neighbourhood streets within four areas have speed limit reductions to 40 kilometers an hourThis program will not impact major roads bordering the area.

The City will continue to track the use of streets and impacts on transit to determine when and where future area speed limits will be introduced.

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An area speed limit sign posted on a neighbourhood street. For more information or assistance, please contact cocc@london.ca
Above: An example of an Area Speed Limit sign . 

The program includes the following areas:

Central London

Current Area Speed Limits

Neighbourhood roads within: Wharncliffe Road North, Oxford Street West, Oxford Street East, Adelaide Street North, Hamilton Road, and Horton Street East.

With the exceptions of:

  • King Street from Colborne Street to Adelaide Street North
  • Queens Avenue from Adelaide Street North to Colborne Street
  • Riverside Drive from Wharncliffe Road North to Dundas Street
  • York Street from Stanley Street to Adelaide Street North
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The area within Wharncliffe Road North – Oxford Street West– Oxford Street East – Adelaide Street North – Hamilton Road – Horton Street East will be affected by this program. For more information, please contact Shane Maguire by emailing smaguire@london.ca or by calling 519-661-2489 x 8488
North London

Future Area Speed Limit

Beginning in early 2021, neighbourhood roads within Wharncliffe Road North, Western Road, Richmond Street, Oxford Street East and Oxford Street West will be updated to 40 km/h. Windermere Road between Western Road and Richmond Street is a major road and will remain at 50 km/h.

Signs indicating the new 40 km/h area will be installed this year. 

North-West London

Current Area Speed Limits

Neighbourhood roads within Hyde Park Road, Fanshawe Park Road West, Wonderland Road North, and Gainsborough Road.

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The area within Hyde Park Road - Fanshawe Park Road West - Wonderland Road North - Gainsborough Road will be affected by this program. For more information, please contact Shane Maguire by emailing smaguire@london.ca or by calling 519-661-2489 x 8488
East London

Future Area Speed Limit

Beginning in early 2021, neighbourhood roads within Adelaide Street North, Oxford Street East, Highbury Avenue North, Florence Street and York Street will be updated to 40 km/h. Dundas Street from Egerton Street to Highbury Avenue North is a major road and will remain at 50 km/h.

Signs indicating the new 40 km/h area will be installed this year. 

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A map of the east end of London and Old East Village. For more information or to request assistance, please contact cocc@london.ca
South-East London

Current Area Speed Limits

Neighbourhood roads within the area of Highbury Avenue South, Commissioners Road East, Jackson Road, and Bradley Avenue.

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The area within Highbury Avenue South - Commissioners Road East - Jackson Road - Bradley Avenue will be affected by this program. For more information, please contact Shane Maguire by emailing smaguire@london.ca or by calling 519-661-2489 x 8488
South-West London

Current Area Speed Limits

Neighbourhood roads within Westdel Bourne, Oxford Street West, Commissioners Road West, Boler Road, and Byron Baseline Road. 

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The area within Westdel Bourne - Oxford Street West – Commissioners Road West – Boler Road – Byron Baseline Road will be affected by this program. For more information, please contact Shane Maguire by emailing smaguire@london.ca or by calling 519-661-2489 x 8488

Future Area Speed Limit

Beginning in early 2021, neighbourhood roads within Wonderland Road South, Southdale Road West, Southdale Road East, White Oak Road and Exeter Road will be updated to 40 km/h. Bradley Avenue West and Wharncliffe Road South are major roads and will remain at their current posted speed limits.

Signs indicating the new 40 km/h area will be installed this year. 

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A map of the south west end of London. For more information or to request assistance, please contact cocc@london.ca

The City of London has also reduced speeds in the following locations:

  • Dundas Place: The speed limit on Dundas Place, London’s flexible street from Ridout to Wellington Streets downtown, was lowered to 30 kilometres an hour to support shared use of the space and improve safety for all road users.
  • School zones: Speed limits of 40 kilometres an hour have been implemented in school zones.
Last modified:Tuesday, February 16, 2021