Washington, DC

Thanks to S. for passing on from Council Member Allen’s office:

“BEGINNING MONDAY: The new local road default speed limit will be 20 mph, down from 25 mph. This is a change I’ve urged as part of my Vision Zero Enhancement Legislation, so I’m grateful to see it going into effect for the safety of our residents. The Mayor said she expects this to be a permanent change, even after the public health emergency ends.

DDOT launching a “Slow Streets” Initiative that will reduce speeds to 15 mph and likely set up physical barriers to slow the entrance of vehicles onto roads. These roads will not be closed outright. I’ll share more information on this initiative as I have it, but other cities have used a similar approach very successfully.

Mayor Bowser tweeted: “The new speed limit will go into effect this Monday, June 1st. 20 is plenty.”

and regarding the graphic above:

Streateries: streets that will allow for safe, outdoor space that restaurants, retailers and their customers can use.”


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