'20 Is Plenty' in the Twin Cities

The first 20 mile per hour speed limit signs have been installed this week in the Twin Cities.

October 14, 2020, 8:00 AM PDT

By James Brasuell @CasualBrasuell


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Frederick Melo reports: "Drivers will need to cool their engines as they travel through St. Paul and Minneapolis. New 20 mile-per-hour speed limit signs are going up at the city borders this month announcing slower and presumably safer driving speeds through both cities."

"The first 20 mph 'gateway' sign was recently posted on the St. Paul-Minneapolis border of Franklin and Emerald avenues, and about 150 will follow between now and the end of the year," according to Melo.

The lower speed limits are the result of a plan approved in March 2020 after the Minnesota State Legislature relaxed its powers to control local speed limits. The source article provides more detail about where and when lower speed limits are going into effect.

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