Tell Portland City Council: Lower Residential Speed Limits!

Together, we can bring down the number of road fatalities and injuries to zero — and in just a few days, Portland City Councilors will consider a proposal to help us get there. Now is the time to speak up: Add your name right now to join our call for sensible speed limits on residential streets!

This summer, Oregon legislators gave the City of Portland the green light to reduce speed limits from 25 to 20 miles per hour on residential streets — a great step forward in protecting our communities from dangerous driving and reaching our Vision Zero goal of eliminating injuries and fatalities on our roads. Now it’s up to City Council to make it official by passing an ordinance on residential speed limits, and we need make it clear that Portlanders support the proposal.

Let’s make it happen: Sign the petition right now to tell City Council to reduce residential speed limits!

Here’s the thing: City Council is planning a hearing on this proposal on Wednesday, January 17. This is our chance to make our voices heard, save lives, and make an impact for every community in Portland. If you can make it, we strongly encourage you to participate in this hearing and join us in fighting for safe and accessible streets for all. We have strength in numbers — and we can make that clear by showing City Council that thousands of their neighbors are speaking out in unison.

Making residential streets safer is a great step and we also need to find ways to reduce speeds on our most dangerous streets. The places where people are getting killed and seriously injured have speed limits well in excess of 25 miles per hour. For the City of Portland to move forward on Vision Zero, we must expand on today’s approach to design and post lower speed limits on our most dangerous streets.

It’s time to take action: Add your name right now to urge City Council to lower speed limits on residential streets!

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Comments (4)

  1. Natalie Leavenworth Permalink  | Jan 08, 2018 04:16pm

    Good idea!

  2. Alan Kessler Permalink  | Jan 08, 2018 05:37pm

    Twenty is plenty!

  3. David Goodyke Permalink  | Jan 17, 2018 10:12am

    This is a great start! It should be expanded to more streets, though.

  4. Montserrat Arribillaga Permalink  | Jan 17, 2018 01:26pm