Twin Cities to Lower Speed Limits

Minneapolis and St. Paul are teaming up, with new authority granted by the State legislature, to lower speed limits in both cities.

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March 9, 2020, 7:00 AM PDT

By James Brasuell @CasualBrasuell

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[Updated: "The new speed limits are 25 mph on arterial streets and 20 mph on residential streets," according to an article by Miguel Otárola, published on Thursday, March 12 from an event that celebrated the conversion of the first of the Twin Cities' streets to the new speed limit.] 

Miguel Otárola reports from Minneapolis and St. Paul, where Twin Cities officials are preparing to lower speed limits in both cities in the name of traffic safety.

The cities only recently gained control of speed limits. "Last year, the Minnesota Legislature gave local jurisdictions the power to set their own speed limits on city-owned streets," according to Otárola.

"The speed limit on most city streets in Minneapolis and St. Paul is 30 mph," according to Otárola. "The public works departments for both cities collaborated to determine the changes," but the details of the final proposal will have to wait until a later announcement.

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