On Friday, days after Edmonton’s City Council approved the implementation of 30 kilometre per hour playground zones, with longer hours, year-round, crews started installing the signs.

Starting Friday, crews were working on installing the signs at 178 stand-alone playgrounds – they plan on having signs installed at all 425 playgrounds and playgrounds by the end of 2017.

The new speed limit includes the 195 playgrounds connected to schools, 36 playgrounds already included within school zones, and 16 new schools. Existing school zones will become playground zones by the end of 2017.

When the sign is installed, the speed limit is in effect.

The new speed limit is in effect from 7:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily, year round.