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Today, Seattle speed limits dropped to 25 downtown, 20 on every minor street

Did you feel it overnight? A strange feeling that even though the street outside your window looks the same as before, there’s something different about it? OK, probably not. But something did happen: The speed limit was lowered by five … Continue reading

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Seattle plan would reduce default speed limits across the city

In a busy city like Seattle, a higher speed limit does little to speed up your trip because traffic and stop lights will prevent you from getting up to top speed very often. But speeds have a huge impact on … Continue reading

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Is lowering speed limits the key to increased safety on Dexter?

Alan Durning wrote a column for the Seattle Times earlier this week arguing that, in light of Mike Wang’s death and other senseless traffic fatalities in our state, Washington should follow nearby states and provinces by allowing municipalities to lower … Continue reading

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The 20’s Plenty bill is just too polite for this year’s legislature

We reported earlier this week on the quiet death of HB 1217, which would have given municipalities the power to lower non-arterial speed limits to 20 mph. Taking a cue from similar campaigns elsewhere, I have dubbed the bill the … Continue reading

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Complete streets bill passes House and Senate

The complete streets grant bill, HB 1071, passed the Senate yesterday 29-19. The bill needs a concurrence vote to settle differences in the Senate a House versions, then should go to the governor to be signed into law. With this … Continue reading

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Bicycle Alliance pushes bill to ease setting of 20 mph limits

20’s Plenty For Us from Streetfilms on Vimeo. Rep. Cindy Ryu has introduced House Bill 1217, which will allow cities to set speed limits as low as 20 mph in residential and business districts. The Bicycle Alliance of Washington has … Continue reading

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Portland takes the ‘bad ass’ out of biking, part 2: PBOT proposes 20 mph speed limits

In part two of this short series about Portland’s biking infrastructure, and how it lets you ride bikes without the need to be a bad ass all the time, we’ll look at a proposal by the Portland Bureau of Transportation … Continue reading

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20’s Plenty: Lowering residential speeds to 20 mph

20’s Penty For Us from Streetfilms on Vimeo. The speed limit on residential streets in Seattle is 25 mph. That’s not so bad, considering I have lived places where it is often much higher. But could it be better?

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