Speed limits reduced in downtown Uxbridge in Vision Zero program

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Published November 1, 2022 at 9:07 am

Durham Region and Uxbridge Township want drivers to slow down driving through downtown Uxbridge.

The Region dropped the speed limit in and around Uxbridge’s downtown August 26 from 50 km/hr to 40 km/hr to “enhance community safety” in support of Durham’s Vision Zero initiative.

The guiding principle of Durham Vision Zero is that no loss of life on our roads is acceptable, with the goal of safer roads for drivers, pedestrians and cyclists through the Durham Vision Zero Strategic Road Safety Action Plan.

The best way to accomplish that goal is to prevent collisions from happening in the first place, instead of spending money responding to them. Durham Vision Zero is about investing in public education, new road safety technologies and increased law enforcement with eight emphasis areas:

  • Intersections
  • Aggressive driving
  • Distracted driving
  • Young drivers
  • Pedestrians
  • Impaired driving
  • Cyclists
  • Commercial vehicles

The reduced speed limits in Uxbridge will be in effect on:

  • Toronto Street (Regional Highway 47) from 150m South of Campbell Drive to Brock Street West (Regional Highway 47)
  • Brock Street West (Regional Road 8) from 150m West of Victoria Street to 150m East of Marietta Street
  • Reach Street (Regional Road 8) from 150m East of Testa Road to Main Street South (Regional Road 1)
  • Main Street North (Regional Road 1) from Brock Street East (Regional Highway 47) to 150m North of Toronto Street
  • Main Street South (Regional Road 1) from Reach Street (Regional Road 8) to Brock Street East (Regional Highway 47)
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