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Latest to Say '20 Is Plenty': Norfolk, Virginia

Norfolk joins several other cities in smoothing the way for 20 MPH speed limits on neighborhood streets to promote its Vision Zero goals.

November 12, 2021 - WTKR

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'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 - Pioneer Press


It's Time To Reconsider How Speed Limits Are Set

Speed limits are currently determined by a calculation that considers only the status quo of vehicular velocity. Standard practices for speed limit setting and legislators should prioritize the safety of community members, according to this article.

August 9, 2020 - Forbes

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Toronto Ready to Implement as Ontario Legalizes Photo Speed Enforcement

The city of Toronto needed regulatory permission from the province of Ontario to begin enforcing speed limits with the use of automated camera technology. Photo radar in Ontario is legal as of today.

December 1, 2019 - The Star

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Speed Limit Increases Needed to Improve Enforcement, Says L.A. City Proposal

In a strange confluence of factors, expired speed limits and a state statute have hampered speed enforcement. Unfortunately, the proposed solution also looks a like a problem.

December 5, 2018 - Los Angeles Times

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Scotland Could Take '20 Is Plenty' National

It looks very likely that Scotland will take unprecedented action—and global leadership—in the name of traffic safety.

May 19, 2018 - Price Tags

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Portland Lowers Most of its Speed Limits to 20 mph

Portland has implemented one of the most sweeping commitments to traffic safety of any city in the United States: 20 mph speed limits over the vast majority of the city's streets.

January 19, 2018 - Streetsblog USA

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As the Speed Limit Goes Up, So Do the Costs

As a number of Western States raise their speed limits, the costs of road maintenance, environmental damage, and lost lives keeps going up.

May 9, 2016 - Wired

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Boston Lowers Speed Limits to 20 MPH—Columnist Sees Opportunity for Satire

A Boston Globe columnist met the news that the city would reduce speed limits to 20 mph on some residential streets with scorn and snark.

May 5, 2016 - The Boston Globe


NASCAR Announces '20 Is Plenty' Marketing Campaign

Traffic safety advocates scored a major coup when NASCAR announced its support of reduced speed limits.

April 1, 2016 - Planetizen April 1st Edition


Edinburgh Sets 20-mph Speed Limit

Citing pedestrian and cyclist casualties, the Scottish capital will reduce speed limits on 80 percent of its streets to a mere 20 mph. Backers are pushing for additional complete streets improvements.

March 17, 2016 - Next City

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The Origins of Speed Limits

Motor vehicle crashes claim over 30,000 lives per year, with related costs in the hundreds of billions. While we sometimes view that frightening statistic as inevitable, there are reasons to reexamine speed limits and how we set them.

August 2, 2015 - Five Thirty Eight

A Small Town Supports Citywide 25-mph Speed Limit

One town in Georgia recently conducted a public opinion poll finding that most of its 19,000-plus citizens support reduced speed limits on all city streets.

January 16, 2015 - Decatur Metro

Op-Ed: Lower Houston Speed Limits

A planner makes the case for lower its speed limits in an unlikely city.

January 5, 2015 - Houston Chronicle

Need for Speed? Missouri Considering 75 mph Rural Speed Limit

A bill, HB295, in the Missouri State Legislature would raise rural speed limits, making the state the latest in a group to raise speed limits as traffic fatalities on highways are decreasing.

January 4, 2015 - St. Louis Post-Dispatch

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Big Cities Make Pedestrian Safety a Priority

New data released Dec. 19 by NHTSA shows increased safety for those traveling by car, but pedestrian fatalities are 15% higher than in 2009. Plans by San Francisco, Los Angeles, New York, and Chicago to increase ped safety are described by the WSJ.

December 22, 2014 - The Wall Street Journal

Vision Zero: New York to Lower Speed Limits

In a significant advancement in New York City mayor Bill de Blasio's plan to eliminate vehicle fatalities in the city, the New York State Assembly voted to allow a citywide change in the speed limit—from 30 to 25 miles per hour.

June 21, 2014 - New York Times

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Paris Plans to Adopt Citywide Slow Speed Zone

A blog post by Eric Britton covers Mayor Madame Anne Hidalgo's plans to adopt a 30 kilometer per hour (approximately 20 miles per hour) maximum speed limit in Paris.

May 23, 2014 - World Streets

Speed Cameras 2.0: Ticketing More Than Just Speeding

DC traffic scofflaws beware: You may be recorded! In one of the nation's most comprehensive use of traffic cameras, motorists who run stop signs or don't stop for peds in crosswalks could find a "ticket in the mail". Plus, 132 cameras will be added.

September 18, 2013 - The Washington Post

When Speeding Pays

Speeding is paying-off in the amount of $15 million for Seattle area schools thanks to speed-enforced cameras, a proven but nonetheless controversial traffic safety tool. Revenue will be used to make walking safer under a proposal by Mayor McGinn.

September 9, 2013 - The Seattle Times

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