speed limits

March 4, 2017, 7am PST
After a series of pedestrian deaths, Portland considers an emergency speed limit change on SE Division.
The Oregonian
January 25, 2017, 1pm PST
Making the case for reduced speed limits is a matter of life and death.
Walk Arlington
December 25, 2016, 1pm PST
A decision by the city of Austin to support lower speed limits on some city streets will remain a symbolic gesture until the state allows local governments to establish their own speed limits.
Austin American Statesman
November 11, 2016, 12pm PST
The city of Seattle moved quickly in enacting a speed limit change on streets around downtown. File this under real change to achieve the goals of Vision Zero.
The Urbanist
September 15, 2016, 9am PDT
Two Seattle councilmembers are proposing a large, necessary step toward slowing drivers enough to eliminate traffic deaths in the city.
The Urbanist
August 26, 2016, 6am PDT
Finally by the state of Massachusetts to set its own speed limits, Boston moved quickly to reduce to reduce its default speed limit to 25 mph.
Boston.com
July 14, 2016, 7am PDT
In California and much of the rest of the country, says Andrew Said, the laws governing speed limits and enforcement are dangerously outdated, especially where pedestrians and cyclists are concerned. What could we change?
Streetsblog LA
March 27, 2016, 1pm PDT
The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) is scrutinizing the details of a plan to raise speed limits on roads all over the state.
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
August 24, 2015, 5am PDT
America's quilt of speed limits now reaches 85 MPH in some states, with increases possible in some western states. MetricMaps has produced a visualization of the top speed limits across the country and even in detail in urban areas.
The Washington Post - Blogs
January 24, 2015, 7am PST
In more proof of how far perceived safety goes in establishing the speed of drivers, the California Highway Patrol is dealing with the unintended consequences of changes on the Golden Gate Bridge.
San Francisco Chronicle
January 16, 2015, 9am PST
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.
Decatur Metro
January 5, 2015, 12pm PST
A planner makes the case for lower its speed limits in an unlikely city.
Houston Chronicle
December 13, 2014, 11am PST
A speed camera program near school zones in Nassau County on Long Island provides a cautionary tale about the limits of surveillance and fines in curbing speeding.
CBS New York
December 13, 2014, 9am PST
Do you have a need for speed? Or at least a need to know the speed limit anywhere in the world? Greater Greater Washington has just the map for you.
Greater Greater Washington
September 23, 2014, 12pm PDT
A press release announcing the results of Edinburgh, Scotland's 20-mph speed limit pilot finds multiple benefits in walking, biking, and the number of children allowed outside.
20’s Plenty for Us
August 18, 2014, 5am PDT
New York Governor Andrew M. Cuomo signed a bill this month reducing the speed limit in New York City. But what will it take to get people to actually slow down, especially when speeding is an acceptable social norm?
New York Times
July 22, 2014, 2pm PDT
In Chicago, speed cameras are proving effective at reducing speeds; in Philadelphia, a police commissioner is lobbying the state to allow the implementation of the cameras.
Chi.Streetsblog
June 24, 2014, 1pm PDT
June is "Lane Courtesy Month," and Vox used the occasion to describe the sometimes counter-intuitive reasons why drivers should refrain from driving in the left lane except when passing.
Vox
April 10, 2014, 9am PDT
Delivering the first example of a critical component of Mayor Bill de Blasio’s “Vision Zero” program, New York will lower the speed limit from 30 to 25 along Atlantic Blvd, which cuts through Brooklyn and Queens.
WNYC: Transportation Nation
January 30, 2014, 5am PST
In the aftermath of recent pedestrian fatalities, a lot of attention has been placed on lowering speed limits across New York City to improve safety. But the city's former traffic commissioner argues that other approaches would be more effective.
New York Daily News