Some speed limits are going up and others are going down next month.

On May 16, some speed limits on Fort Saskatchewan city streets will change to align with the city's commitment to Vision Zero. The changes include reducing speeds on unmarked residential roads and some collector roads to 40 km/hr.

Some roads will increase to 60 km/hr and Highway 15 from east of 119 Street to the city limits will increase to 80 km/hr. 

"As part of council's support of Vision Zero, small adjustments to our city's speed limits will make our roads safer and our neighbourhoods more liveable," stated mayor Gale Katchur. 

In 2018, council adopted Vision Zero as the city's traffic safety program. Vision Zero's long-term goal is to have zero fatalities and major injury collisions on roadways. 

Other cities in Alberta, including Edmonton and St. Albert, are also making changes to align with Vision Zero. 

"Once the new speed limits are implemented, there will be an educational period for the RCMP and municipal enforcement to educate and issue warnings to drivers on the new speed limits," said director of protective services, Coreen Rayner. 

According to the city, the familiarization period will end about 30 days after the changes are implemented. 

A map of the new speed limit changes can be found here.