The billboards are up, the yard signs are in and the social posts are out. The default speed limit on Tacoma residential streets changed from 25 miles per hour (MPH) to 20 MPH as of Jan. 1.
JayRay supported the City of Tacoma with the campaign to remind residents of the ordinance passed by Tacoma city council this past summer which lowers the default speed limit on residential streets. This ordinance also lowers the speed limit from 30 MPH to 25 MPH on arterial streets in four neighborhood business districts, including 6th Avenue, Lincoln, McKinley Hill and Old Town.
Tacoma joins numerous cities in the United States and around the world that have chosen to reevaluate and lower local speed limits in an effort to eliminate serious traffic crashes, encourage active transportation use, support sustainability, and make their communities safer.