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Mayor hopes to reduce speeds in school zones

Winnipeg could soon reduce the speed limit in school zones.

While the city is one of the few in Canada that does not have reduced speed limits around schools, Mayor Sam Katz said he would like to see that change. Katz met with public works and the Winnipeg Police Service on Tuesday to discuss the issue.

City staff will research how limits could be lowered to 30 kilometres per hour around some city schools, Katz said. In parts of Winnipeg, schools are on high-traffic streets, while others are in residential areas, Katz said. City staff will determine how a reduced-speed policy could work and will report back to him in the coming weeks.

Katz said he plans to formally introduce a motion to council before the end of fall.

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Winnipeg could soon reduce the speed limit in school zones.

While the city is one of the few in Canada that does not have reduced speed limits around schools, Mayor Sam Katz said he would like to see that change. Katz met with public works and the Winnipeg Police Service on Tuesday to discuss the issue.

City staff will research how limits could be lowered to 30 kilometres per hour around some city schools, Katz said. In parts of Winnipeg, schools are on high-traffic streets, while others are in residential areas, Katz said. City staff will determine how a reduced-speed policy could work and will report back to him in the coming weeks.

Katz said he plans to formally introduce a motion to council before the end of fall.

"It's something I do intend to take to council with a motion in the near future," Katz said.

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