Breaking News: Miami cutting some speed limits to 25 mph
Written by Miami Today on May 3, 2019
The City of Miami kicked off a traffic safety program May 1 that will reduce posted speed limits in select local neighborhoods from the municipal standard of 30 mph to 25 mph. The goal is to reduce speeding on residential streets and enhance pedestrian and motorist safety.
Key elements of the program include installing more than 300 new 25 mph speed-limit signs, deploying additional Miami Police Department resources to the subject neighborhoods, and completing a detailed study of the program’s effectiveness to track progress.
“Cut-through traffic and speeding through our residential streets have become a concern in certain Miami neighborhoods,” said Office of Capital Improvements Director Steven C. Williamson, whose department is spearheading the effort.
The four neighborhoods in the first phase of the program are: Silver Bluff/Douglas Park; Buena Vista; The Roads; Coral Gate.
The city will host public meetings in the neighborhoods selected for the program. The first will be held for Silver Bluff/Douglas Park residents at 7 p.m. Monday, May 6, at the Coral Gate Community Center, 1415 SW 32nd Ave.
For more information regarding the meeting call (305) 416-1063.