Town of Canmore

Residential Speed Limit Changes

Reduced speed limits of 30km/h will be introduced on local, collector and activity streets starting the week of June 12, 2023, as recommended in the Town’s 2018 Integrated Transportation Plan (ITP).

The ITP indicates that establishing lower speed limits in neighbourhoods is about influencing behaviour, supporting quality of life, and providing options for how people get around. 

Pedestrian safety is another important reason for the change. Pedestrians have a 90% chance of surviving a collision with a motor vehicle, if that vehicle is travelling at 30km/h or under. If a motor vehicle travelling at 50km/h or above strikes a person walking, their chances of survival diminish to below 40%. 

Proposed Community Speed Limit Map (Click to download PDF)

Frequently Asked Questions

Will the new 30km/h zones be eligible for photo radar?
No. The provincial guidelines for automated traffic enforcement do not allow automated traffic enforcement to be used in residential zones that are not playground or school zones. 
When will these changes be implemented?
These changes will take effect the week of June 12, 2023

The Town of Canmore is located within Treaty 7 region of Southern Alberta. In the spirit of respect, reciprocity and truth, we honour and acknowledge the Canmore area, known as “Chuwapchipchiyan Kudi Bi” (translated in Stoney Nakoda as “shooting at the willows”) and the traditional Treaty 7 territory and oral practices of the Îyârhe Nakoda (Stoney Nakoda) – comprised of the Bearspaw First Nation, Chiniki First Nation, and Goodstoney First Nation – as well as the Tsuut’ina First Nation and the Blackfoot Confederacy comprised of the Siksika, Piikani, Kainai. We acknowledge that this territory is home to the Métis Nation of Alberta, Region 3, within the historical Northwest Métis homeland. We acknowledge all Nations who live, work, and play and help us steward this land and honour and celebrate this territory. We commit to working to live in right relations and to advance Truth and Reconciliation.

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