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Fri May 29, 2020, 04:22 PM

DC is permanently changing speed limits on local streets to 20 MPH.

'The District is lowering the speed limit on Monday, June 1 in an effort to keep more pedestrians safe. Here's why.

Certain streets in the District will have their speed limits lowered on June 1, Mayor Muriel Bowser announced.

The new speed limits will drop from 25 mph to 20 mph, but only on certain streets. The reduced speeds are aimed at increasing pedestrian safety and come after Bowser said D.C. has seen "a significant increase in speed" on roads during the pandemic, with many streets having less traffic due to stay at home orders.

While the streets may see less traffic, the ones on the roads have seen higher speeds, Bowser said during a May 29 press conference, announcing that the default speed limit on local roads will be permanent.

"One thing that we have for sure learned with less traffic on the street is that people are driving faster and we see it all over, Bowser said. "So we are making the default speed limit on local roads 20 mph."'>>>

https://www.wusa9.com/article/news/health/coronavirus/dc-is-permanently-changing-speed-limits-on-local-streets-to-20-mph-heres-why/65-d774eb3c-3002-490c-8555-002863ab57d9?

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elleng May 29 OP
nitpicker May 29 #1

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Fri May 29, 2020, 05:38 PM

1. And of course revenue enhancements don't play a role in this

((sarcasm))

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