20 MPH Residential Speed Limit

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20 MPH Residential Speed Limits

On July 13, 2020, the Eugene City Council approved an ordinance that authorized speed limit reductions from 25 MPH to 20 MPH on most neighborhood residential streets in Eugene.

With passage of Senate Bill 558 in the 2019 legislative session, changes to Oregon Revised Statute 810.180  gave cities across Oregon the authority to designate speed limits 5 miles per hour lower than statutory speed limits on non-arterial streets in 'residence districts.' This provided the City with an exciting opportunity to promote safer conditions for people walking, biking, using a mobility device, riding the bus, and driving.

Why 20 MPH?

Reducing vehicle speeds is an important component of the City’s adopted Vision Zero Action Plan, which aims to eliminate major traffic injuries and fatalities within Eugene by 2035. 


20 is PlentyCrash studies have documented that risk of injury and death during a collision decreases significantly between 25 MPH and 20 MPH. This is particularly true for vulnerable roadway users, such as people walking and biking. Lower speed limits on residential streets support safer travel conditions for everyone using the street, as well as provide a more comfortable environment for people walking and biking.

When will the speed limit change happen?

Speed limit signs were replaced in neighborhoods through a phased approach over Fall 2020. The new 20 MPH speed limits legally went into effect on each street when the existing speed limit signs were replaced.

Fall 2020 '20 is Plenty' Campaign 

The speed limit changes was accompanied by a '20 is Plenty' community outreach campaign to help inform the community of the speed limit change and provide information on the relationship between speed and transportation safety.  

20 is Plenty Lawn Sign

Due to high demand, the online '20 is Plenty' sign request form is CLOSED.


1,425 '20 is Plenty' lawn signs were distributed during the Fall 2020 community outreach campaign.


Free '20 is Plenty' lawn signs were distributed to community members who requested signs via the online form. Sign pick-up events took place in October and November 2020 at ten locations.

'20 is Plenty' Campaign Resources

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Slow down, save lives Eugene! Did you know a person walking hit at 25 MPH is TWICE as likely to die as a person hit at 20 MPH? Beginning this fall, many residential streets will change from 25 MPH to 20 MPH. This means safer and more comfortable walking, biking, and driving in Eugene. The speed limit changes will occur in phases from Fall 2020 through 2021. To learn when speed limit changes are coming to your neighborhood, or to request a ‘20 is Plenty’ lawn sign, visit www.eugene-or.gov/4488


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Beginning this fall, many residential streets will change from 25 MPH to 20 MPH. Pay attention and follow the posted speed limits to avoid speeding citations! The speed limit changes will occur in phases from Fall 2020 through 2021. To learn when speed limit changes are coming to your neighborhood, or to request a ‘20 is Plenty’ lawn sign, visit www.eugene-or.gov/4488


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 Slow down for our students Eugene.  School zones are already 20 MPH, but soon many student’s routes to school will be too! The 20 MPH residential speed change happening this fall will support safer, and more comfortable, routes to school for our youth. To learn when speed limit changes are coming to your school or neighborhood, or to request a ‘20 is Plenty’ lawn sign to show your support, visit www.eugene-or.gov/4488


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Slow down, save lives Eugene. Reducing speeds is an important part of Eugene’s Vision Zero Action Plan, which aims to eliminate major traffic injuries and fatalities within Eugene by 2035. To learn when speed limit changes are coming to your school or neighborhood, or to request a ‘20 is Plenty’ lawn sign to show your support, visit www.eugene-or.gov/4488


20 es suficiente recursos en español

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¡Más despacio, salva vidas Eugene! ¿Sabías que una persona impactada por un vehículo a 25 MPH tiene el doble de probabilidades de morir que una persona golpeada a 20 MPH? A partir de este otoño, muchas calles residenciales cambiarán de 25 MPH a 20 MPH. Esto significa caminar, andar en bicicleta y conducir de forma más segura y cómoda en Eugene. Los cambios en el límite de velocidad se producirán en fases desde el otoño de 2020 hasta el 2021. Para saber cuándo se producirán cambios en el límite de velocidad en tu vecindario, o para solicitar un letrero para poner en tu ante-jardín: "20 es suficiente": www.eugene-or.gov/4488

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A partir de este otoño, muchas calles residenciales cambiarán de 25 MPH a 20 MPH. ¡Presta atención y sigue los límites de velocidad publicados para evitar multas por exceso de velocidad! Los cambios en el límite de velocidad ocurrirán en fases desde el otoño de 2020 hasta el 2021. Para saber cuándo se producirán cambios en el límite de velocidad en tu vecindario, o para solicitar un letrero para tu ante-jardín "20 es suficiente", visita: www.eugene-or.gov/4488

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Más despacio por nuestros estudiantes en Eugene. Las zonas escolares ya son de 20 MPH, ¡pero pronto las rutas de muchos estudiantes a la escuela también lo serán! El cambio de velocidad residencial de 20 MPH que se producirá este otoño ofrecerá rutas más seguras y cómodas a la escuela para nuestros jóvenes. Para saber cuándo se producirán cambios en el límite de velocidad en tu escuela o vecindario, o para solicitar un letrero para tu ante-jardín "20 es suficiente" para mostrar su apoyo, visita: www.eugene-or.gov/4488

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Más despacio, salva vidas Eugene. Reducir la velocidad es una parte importante del Plan de Acción Vision Zero de Eugene, que tiene como objetivo eliminar las lesiones y muertes graves en el tránsito dentro de Eugene para el 2035. Para saber cuándo se producirán cambios en el límite de velocidad en tu escuela o vecindario, o para solicitar un letrero para tu ante-jardín "20 es suficiente" para mostrar tu apoyo, visita: www.eugene-or.gov/4488


  1. Logan Telles (he/him)

    Transportation Planner