Lower Speed Limits Are the Law in Seattle
"Most streets in Seattle officially had 5 mph knocked off from their speed limits [earlier this week]," reports Stephen Fesler. "Non-arterial streets dropped from 25 mph to 20 mph and arterial streets near Downtown Seattle (see map below) dropped from 30 mph to 25 mph."
"Slower speeds in Seattle are one part of the City’s Vision Zero efforts to eliminate serious injuries and fatalities on city streets by 2030," explains Fessler of the reasoning behind the change. Planetizen picked up the news of the change when it was proposed in September.