Wednesday, Sept. 27, Noon to 1 p.m., attend via Zoom
Free for CEAM members, $10 for non-members
Join the City Engineers Association of Minnesota for a webinar featuring two recent LRRB projects focused on local speed limits, Guidelines for Determining Speed Limits on Municipal Roadways and Impact of Speed Limit Changes on Urban Streets.
In 2019, the Minnesota Legislature amended state statute to allow Minnesota cities to establish speed limits for city streets under the city’s jurisdiction. The change put a spotlight on the topic and the need for research informing local agency policies and practices statewide.
Presented by Tim Arvidson, Stonebrooke Engineering, and Prof. Gary A. Davis, University of Minnesota, this webinar will focus on:
- The history of speed limits, the statutory change, and the effects of the change to communities.
- A process for agencies to follow when deciding to make a speed limit change, including guidance to assist with determining city streets that are appropriate candidates for posting a lower speed limit.
- Examining the relationship between changing the posted speed limit sign and the change in vehicle speeds when there is no change in the roadway environment.
- St. Louis Park Case Study: Results of a before and after analysis to determine if speed limit changes achieved the desired effect.