Policy

Legislative Victory: Neighborhood Safe Streets Bill Passed!

The Neighborhood Safe Streets Bill (HB1045) was signed into law on May 16, 2013. This law makes it easier and less costly for cities and counties to reduce speed limits to 20 miles per hour on non-arterial roads. Before this bill was enacted, cities and counties wishing to reduce speed limits on targeted roads would need to conduct a rigorous engineering study to justify the change. This was a barrier to reducing speed limits when merited, for instance, near schools in residential neighborhoods.

Reducing speed limits can result in fewer collisions and more people walking and biking.

How can communities implement the Neighborhood Safe Streets Law?

Download our information page to find out.

 

 

 - Updated April 24, 2014

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