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Streetsville Village Times Article- December 2019

I hope you and your friends and family are having a safe and enjoyable fall season thus far. I am
pleased to report that City Council recently passed amendments to the City’s Traffic By-law that will
lower speed limits in many residential areas across the city, including Ward 11 neighbourhoods, from
50 to 40 kilometres per hour (km/h).

The City will be lowering speed limits on residential streets as the Government of Ontario has passed
new legislation under the Safer School Zones Act (Bill 65) that amended the Highway Traffic Act,
allowing municipalities to designate areas where speed limits can be lower than 50 km/h.

As a Vision Zero city, the City of Mississauga is committed to providing safe travel conditions for
everyone and striving to achieve the Vision Zero goal of zero fatalities on our roads in Mississauga.
As you may know, Vision Zero is a strategy to eliminate all traffic fatalities and severe injuries, while
increasing safe mobility for all. First implemented in Sweden, Vision Zero has proved successful
across Europe and is now gaining momentum in major cities across the world.

Lowering speed limits in our local neighbourhoods is integral to achieving Vision Zero and ensuring
safe travel conditions for everyone, as it is widely known that higher vehicle speeds increase both the
likelihood of collisions and the severity of their effects. Lowering speed limits will promote and
encourage active transportation by making it safer for everyone to walk, ride, and commute around
the city. Lowering speed limits, along with speed enforcement, will also help to address speeding in
our neighbourhoods and keep pedestrians and cyclists safe.

Roadways that are eligible for 40 km/h speed limits include single lane local roadways and minor
collector roadways. Specialized area speed limit signs will be installed at all entry and exit points of
neighbourhoods with 40 km/h speed limits.

I am also pleased to report that, as part of this program, 40 km/h speed limits will be implemented in
several Ward 11 neighbourhoods this year, including neighbourhoods in Streetsville. The
neighbourhoods where 40 km/h speed limits will be implemented include the area bounded by:

• Britannia Rd W to the north, the Credit River to the east, Eglinton Ave W to the south,
and Mississauga Rd/Queen St S to the west

As this program expands over the coming months, I will provide more details as to the locations and
timing of each project. For more information about this program, please visit the City of
Mississauga’s Road Safety webpage at www.mississauga.ca/roadsafety.

Moreover, as you may know, Christmas is just around the corner, and if you and your family and
friends are looking for some wonderful Christmas celebrations, be sure to join in on the holiday fun in
downtown Streetsville! Santa Claus is coming to town, so make sure to head over to the 2019
Streetsville Santa Claus Parade! The details of the Parade are as follows:

2019 Streetsville Santa Claus Parade


Sunday, November 24, 2019
at 1pm
Queen St. S. & Ontario St.

The Streetsville Santa Claus Parade will be held during the same weekend as the Streetsville BIA’s
amazing Christmas in the Village festival, which will take place on Friday, November 22nd and
Saturday, November 23rd. Be sure to stop by this great celebration, which will feature the traditional
tree lighting ceremony, a special visit from Santa, family activities, live-music, horse and carriage
rides, and an amazing Christmas Market! For more information about this festival, please visit
www.streetsvillechristmasinthevillage.com. For more information about the Streetsville Santa Claus
Parade, please visit www.streetsvillesantaclausparade.com. As always, if you need assistance with
municipal matters, please contact my office at 905-896-5011 or george.carlson@mississauga.ca.