Beginning this fall, many residential street speed limits will change from 25 MPH to 20 MPH. The change is part of a data-driven approach to ending fatalities on our roadways and will occur in phases from fall 2020 through 2021.
Reducing vehicle speeds is an important component of the City’s Vision Zero Action Plan, which aims to eliminate major traffic injuries and fatalities within Eugene by 2035. Crash 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, biking, and rolling.
School zones are already 20 MPH, but soon many student’s routes to school will be too. All of Eugene’s schools are within one fourth mile of a neighborhood street receiving a speed limit reduction from 25 MPH to 20 MPH. The speed limit changes will create safer and more comfortable walking, biking, and driving conditions for everyone, including kids and families.
To help inform the community of the speed limit change, this month staff will launch a '20 is Plenty' community outreach campaign. Community members can show support for transportation safety by displaying a ‘20 is Plenty’ lawn sign.
Request a free ‘20 is Plenty’ lawn sign.