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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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Council approves lower speed limits, but the work isn’t done

The City Council approved new default speed limits across Seattle Monday, likely clearing the final major hurdle for the changes. “It’s been something that’s very near and dear to my heart,” said Councilmember Sally Bagshaw, who wrote about the issue … Continue reading

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Seattle’s safer speeds plan heads to Transpo Committee + Housing is more important than parking

Seattle’s plan to lower default speed limits across the city heads to the City Council’s Sustainability and Transportation Committee today. The plan — which has support from the Mayor’s Office, SDOT and the City Council — needs to make it … 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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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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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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