Motorists are being reminded to slow down and avoid a ticket as a stretch of busy roadway in St. Boniface gets a new speed limit Thursday.

As of Thursday the new speed limit for Marion St. from Rue Youville to 100 metres east of Archibald St. is now 50 km/h. The speed limit was previously 60 km/h.

In a tweet published on Wednesday, the City of Winnipeg reminded motorists that there are photo enforcement cameras in the area and people would be ticketed.

The speed limit had already been adjusted to 50 km/h on another stretch of Marion in January of 2020. The street was reduced to 50 km/h from Goulet to Youville at that time.

"People have been talking about this for a long time," the city councillor for St. Boniface, Matt Allard, said at the time. "It has been a long time coming."

The City of Winnipeg appealed twice over several years to have the speed limits lowered but was denied. Previously, speed limits were determined by the Manitoba Highway Traffic Board. A recent change in law allowing municipalities to choose speed limits made it possible for St. Boniface to appeal for the third time, where they were granted approval.

Allard says he hopes the speed limit changes will create safer and more walkable streets in the community.


With files from Taylor Brock