Rebuilding Place in the Urban Space

"A community’s physical form, rather than its land uses, is its most intrinsic and enduring characteristic." [Katz, EPA] This blog focuses on place and placemaking and all that makes it work--historic preservation, urban design, transportation, asset-based community development, arts & cultural development, commercial district revitalization, tourism & destination development, and quality of life advocacy--along with doses of civic engagement and good governance watchdogging.

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Salt Lake City marks part of the downtown and residential areas for 20mph speed limits for motor vehicles

Typically, the lowest typical speed limit in most center cities is about 30mph. DC is an outlier with a 25mph prevailing speed limit. While I have seen neighborhood streets in Chevy Chase, Maryland signed with a 20mph limit (see this blog entry, "20 mph speed limit sign on Stanford Street at East Ave in the Town of Chevy Chase, Maryland," from 2010), Salt Lake City is the first major city where I've noticed 20mph speed limits on arterials, not just on neighborhood streets.
20 mph speed limit sign, Salt Lake City

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