September 15, 2022
National Capital Region—With the overall goal of improving safety on our parkways, the National Capital Commission (NCC) is reducing the speed limit from 60 km/h to 40 km/h for the full length of Queen Elizabeth Driveway and a section of Colonel By Drive, from Bronson Avenue to Daly Avenue. This change will go into effect on September 19, with the installation of new signage.
This new change will ensure a uniform speed limit along these corridors, and increase safety on the parkways. It will also make it easier for pedestrians and cyclists to access the Rideau Canal and surrounding pathways.
With this change, the NCC hopes to continue improving the overall experience for all parkway and pathway users by increasing accessibility and safety.
- Over the past decade, several new active transportation crossings have been implemented on Colonel By Drive and the Queen Elizabeth Driveway, including at the Corktown Footbridge, Bank Street, Seneca Street and Dows Lake.
- These recent crossings have included reductions in the posted speed limits (from 60 km/h to 40 km/h) for approaching vehicles.
- The NCC parkway policy is currently under review and should be completed in 2024.
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