Slow Streets Are Coming to D.C.

Seven streets in Washington, D.C. will have speed limit reduced to 15 miles per hour following a District-wide 20 miles per hour local road speed limit set at the end of May.

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June 18, 2020, 10:00 AM PDT

By Lee Flannery @leecflannery


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Washington, D.C. set the default speed limit to 20 miles per hour on local roads at the end of May. "Mayor Bowser and the District Department of Transportation (DDOT) are now taking another incremental step toward making streets more hospitable for residents to be outside while maintaining distancing recommendations," reports Nena Perry-Brown. 

Seven streets are set to further reduce the speed limit to 15 miles per hour, with additional streets to be announced over the next few months. Drivers should only use these streets if their destination is within two blocks. Check out Perry-Brown's article for a list of all seven announced slow streets.

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