Slow Down lawn signs

Lawn signs asking drivers to slow down are now available to interested residents, businesses, schools and organizations in the city of Guelph. The lawn signs are a part of our Community Road Safety Strategy which includes strategies and programs to improve road safety to benefit all users, whether you are walking, cycling, riding transit, using a mobility device or driving.

A limited number of lawn signs are available and are provided on a first come, first served basis. These signs are produced by the City and are free for all community members.

Sign with silhouette of a child and dog running on grass that says "Slow down. Think of us. Save lives."

How can I get a lawn sign?

The Slow Down lawn sign program has closed for the 2023/2024 winter season. The City will not be distributing signs until spring 2024.

The City asks any households who received signs in 2023 to please bring them inside for the winter.

Where can I place my sign?

You should place the sign in front of your property. The signs must be set back a minimum of 0.6 metres (2 feet) from the curb or edge of a sidewalk and at least 3 metres (10 feet) away from any fire hydrant. The signs must not be installed within 15 metres of any traffic control infrastructure such as a traffic signal or sign located at an intersection meant to control traffic flow.

Signs cannot obstruct the travelled portion of the road, median, sidewalk, bicycle path or multi-use trail, and must not obstruct sight lines for pedestrians, cyclists or drivers.

When can I display my sign?

You can display a lawn sign between April 1 and November 30 of each year.

How do I install it?

Signs must be inserted into the ground using the wire frame provided. Please do not add illumination or reflective tape to the signs. Signs cannot be attached to a building, structure, post, pole, tree or bush.

What if it’s installed incorrectly?

Lawn signs that are unsafe or require relocation for any reason may be removed or relocated to a more suitable location at any time by the property owner or City staff.

For more information

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