Two Ottawa 'gateway' speed limit zones now in effect

By Mike Vlasveld, 1310 News, November 9, 2018

The City of Ottawa recently installed special signage in neighbourhoods where the gateway speed limit has been reduced below 50 km/hr.

Gateway speed limit signs are now up in Sandy Hill and Somerset Street.

In these areas, there are no speed limit signs, other than those posted at the entry and exit to these areas.

Ottawa police say it is incumbent upon drivers to make note of the speed limit when they enter the zone and obey the designated speed.

This is part of the city's Safer Roads Ottawa Program, which is a community partnership between Ottawa Fire Services, Ottawa Paramedic Service, Ottawa Police Service, Ottawa Public Health and the Transportation Services Department. It's committed to preventing or eliminating road deaths and serious injuries for all people in the City of Ottawa, through culture change, community engagement, and development of a sustainable safe transportation environment.

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