Community Speed Awareness Program

Your safety matters to us.

The Community Speed Awareness Program is a safety initiative that lets drivers know their actual operating speed while bringing awareness about the speed limits on residential roads.

How it works

We install temporary radar speed signs on streets throughout the city, based on community requests.

Each street location will have two radar speed signs, one in each direction.

Signs are installed spring through fall each year, subject to weather and available staff resources.

Sign locations and types of signs

We want to ensure the radar speed signs are equally and fairly distributed throughout the city. Once a street location has been a part of the program, it will not be considered for another speed radar sign installation until the following year. This may change if we are able to increase the number of signs or if there are no more new location requests.

We have two kinds of signs, battery operated and solar powered. Our six battery operated signs rotate every two weeks to three different streets throughout the city. These signs are used for lower volume roads, like Kipling Avenue or Silurian Drive. Our eight solar powered signs rotate every two months to four different streets throughout the city. These signs are used for higher volume roads, like Woodlawn Road or Clair Road.

We have 14 signs, so once the program is scheduled for the year, requests will close.

Staff monitor the program closely and make adjustments as needed.

How can I request my street?

Requesting a sign for your street has temporarily been disabled due to COVID-19
More details at guelph.ca/emergency

It’s simple. Check out the map below to see if someone else has requested a sign for your street. Requests are taken on a first come, first serve basis.

Don’t see your location marked already? Click the ‘submit a request’ button and fill out the online form.

Alternatively, you can send an email to [email protected] or call 519-822-1260 extension 3414 with the following information:

  • Name
  • Phone number
  • Email address

What street/location you would like to see a temporary sign (e.g. Scottsdale Drive between Cole Road and Ironwood Road)

We will only accept 64 street location requests for the 2020 program season. Any street location requests submitted after the 64 streets are filled will be asked to resubmit their request starting March 1, 2021, for the 2021 program season.

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Measurement

The radar speed signs display and record individual vehicle speeds, and record the number of vehicles travelling on the street, known as the average daily traffic (ADT).

The signs do not take photos or record any personal information such as the license plate number, colour or make of vehicle.

We report back on the 85th percentile speed for each street monitored. This means we look at the speed at which 85 per cent of vehicles are travelling at or below. We also report on the average speed for each street monitored.

Traffic speed and volume data collected from the speed radar signs is available on the City’s Open Data Portal.

We review all traffic speed and volume data to determine if there is a need for further traffic assessment.

For more information

Traffic Services
[email protected]
519-822-1260 extension 3414