READING - City Limits
In cities, transportation agencies have long understood that motor vehicle speed plays a key role in fatal and serious crashes, and have sought to reduce speeds through design and regulation in order to save lives. But speed limit reductions have remained out of bounds for many city transportation agencies because authority over speed limits, even on city streets, is often held at the state level, and is commonly tethered to the practice of using the existing speeds on a street to determine what the speed limit should be. This flawed model uses the current behavior of individuals to determine the speed limit, instead of allowing engineers and planners to set the limit at the speed that will create the best, safest conditions for all road users.
Sound familiar? This document is from the US, but our provincial government has dragged it's feet in listening to municipalities who want legislated lower speed limits in residential areas.