30km/h Safe Routes to School Project Underway

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Moose Jaw, SK – The City of Moose Jaw advises residents the Safe Routes to School project, which includes a speed reduction to 30 km/h in school zones, has begun.

The project is included in the amended Traffic Bylaw 5717, which was officially adopted during the June 24 regular meeting of Moose Jaw City Council.

To improve safety within our school zones and to create uniformity with the provincial standard set by all other Saskatchewan municipalities, the City of Moose Jaw will adjust school zone speed limits to 30 km/h. The changes will come into effect in each zone immediately once the respective signage has been changed to reflect the new 30 km/h limit.

All school zones are in effect year-round, from 7 am to 7 pm, seven days a week. The signs stating the time is referenced in military time, i.e. 7:00 to 19:00. This is a typical standard but is intentional out of respect to 15 Wing Moose Jaw’s Canadian Air Force Base and its important connection to our city.

The speed limit in all playground zones in Moose Jaw city limits will also be reduced to 30 km/h, with signage implementation anticipated to be complete in 2025.

During the transition to 30 km/h in school zones, the Moose Jaw Police Service will provide a grace period before issuing tickets. The grace period will end at 11:59 pm on September 2, 2024. Warnings will be issued, within reason, to allow for drivers to adjust to the changes. It is expected all drivers will be aware of, and fully comply to, the new speed limit by the start of the 2024/25 school year.

The first school to undergo the transition to 30km/h is Lindale Elementary School. To see the full list and details about the project, click here.