Sudbury councillors have asked city staff to research two options for slowing down traffic on busy streets.

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Sudbury city staff will look at the pros and cons of installing speed "humps" around the city to help slow traffic. (Yvon Theriault/Radio-Canada)

One them is a plan to put in speed humps — a more rounded version of a speed bump.

The other is a proposal to lower all speed limits in residential areas to 40 kilometers per hour.

The City of North Bay made a similar move a few years ago, but infrastructure general manager Tony Cecutti said it's not as simple or inexpensive as it sounds.

“Financial implications of this type of thing are significant and it might require a little more investigation,” he told council during its Monday night meeting.

The significant cost comes from buying new speed limit signs for every residential street in Greater Sudbury, he said. Staff will report back to council on both ideas in the new year.