Urban Shoulder Program


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395 Mulock Drive P.O. Box 328 Station Main, Newmarket, Ontario
L3Y 4X7

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An Urban Shoulder is a space that consists of a white line painted anywhere from 1.0 to 2.5 metres away from a curb to create a visual “road diet”. This urban shoulder is not an alternative to a dedicated cycling facility, but a traffic-calming measure to slow down vehicular traffic on the road. 

Urban Shoulder does not affect the existing parking restrictions and on-street parking. All parking restrictions remain as they were before the installation of Urban Shoulders, and any on-street parking that was previously allowed continues to be permitted after the lines are painted. 

The Urban Shoulder Program was introduced in 2022 as part of the Town of Newmarket’s Speed Management Pilot Program, and it is expanding every year. The existing Urban Shoulder locations are available on the Traffic Calming Map.