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Playground and School Zone Signs

The Playground Sign may be used to indicate sections of roadway adjoining or approaching public playgrounds containing play stucture equipment where the presence of children on or near the roadway would be expected by the motorist.

Playground Signs are installed on sections or streets approaching or abutting playgrounds with playground equipment or at community skate parks.

School Areas

Where a school abuts a street, advance warning signs will be provided, warning motorists that an area is being approached where children may be walking along or crossing the roadway.

Maximum speed limits of 30 km/h around 171 Winnipeg schools are in effect from 7:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Monday to Friday during the months of September to June.

Guidelines/Procedures

  • School Area Signs will only be utilized on streets abutting schools
  • School Area Signs will not be installed for mini schools or day cares. these cases involve very young children who should not be crossing the street unless acompanied by an adult.

  • Last update: September 23, 2015