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Speed Limit Reduction: Streets Currently Under Consideration


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Speed Limits and Why They Are Important

Setting speed limits is a great tool that we as a city have to help improve the quality of life in Raleigh’s neighborhoods, while also increasing safety in our neighborhoods. There is a direct link between driver speeds and safety, especially for people outside of a vehicle.  Pedestrians and cyclists are our most vulnerable users of public streets, and the City of Raleigh is committed to promoting safe streets to ensure that our neighborhoods are happy and healthy.  

Lowering the speed limit from the current statutory unposted 35 mph is one of the most impactful things that any neighborhood can do to increase safety and quality of life on their neighborhood street. 

Studies find a direct link between driver speed and severity of the crash when a crash between a pedestrian or cyclist with a vehicle occurs.  By lowering speed limits on all of Raleigh’s neighborhood streets, we minimize risk and come closer to our goal of increasing safety in all Raleigh neighborhoods. 

To view the context of the graph below, visit the Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE) for the full report.

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Speed Limit Reduction Tracking

Between 2015 and 2021, we have lowered the speed limit on 268 streets which measures out to just under 104.5 miles.  Moving forward, we want to continue to increase the number of streets and the miles of streets reduced until all of Raleigh’s neighborhood streets have been successfully reduced.

Yearly Tracking:

2015: 14 streets measuring approximately 4.75 miles

2016: 29 streets measuring approximately 10 miles

2017: 21 streets measuring approximately 7 miles

2018: 35 streets measuring approximately 12.75 miles

2019: 7 streets measuring 2.5 miles

2020: 34 streets measuring approximately 13 miles

2021: 128 streets measuring approximately 54.6 miles

2022: 17 streets measuring approximately 8.5 miles

Speed Limit Reduction Processing

All streets currently going through the Speed Limit Reduction process are listed below.  Ballot periods are open for two weeks, so please ensure to cast you ballot prior to the date listed below your street’s name.

To cast a ballot, you have three options:

  1. Use the PublicInput link below your street’s name.
  2. Email your response to NTMP@raleighnc.gov. Be sure to include the name of your street, your unique authorization code, and your "Yes" or "No" vote.
  3. Call 919-996-4066 to speak with the NTMP staff directly.

If you are interested in requesting a Speed Limit Reduction for your street, please complete the Neighborhood Traffic Management Program Application.

Active Speed Limit Reduction Ballots

Trawick Downs Subdivision: all currently constructed roads within this development

Votes need to be made by February 2, 2022

PublicInput Survey

Campanella Lane: from Fitzgerald Dr to Dandridge Dr

Votes need to be made by February 2, 2022

PublicInput Survey

Waycross Street: from Wolf Wood Dr to Oakdale Dr

Votes need to be made by February 2, 2022

PublicInput Survey

Grove Barton Road: from Pinecrest Rd to Hilburn Dr

Votes need to be made by February 2, 2022

PublicInput Survey
 

5401 North Subdivision: all currently constructed and future roads within this development

Votes need to be made by January 27, 2022

PublicInput Survey
 

Crest Road: from Varsity Dr to Avent Ferry Rd

Votes need to be made by January 27, 2022

PublicInput Survey

Completed Speed Limit Reductions

All new speed limits will go into effect seven days from Council approval:

540 West Subdivision: all currently constructed and future roads within this development
Currently scheduled to be presented to City Council for approval at the March 1, 2022 Council meeting

Kelway Drive: from Wakefield Plantation Dr to Wakefield Pines Dr
Currently scheduled to be presented to City Council for approval at the March 1, 2022 Council meeting.

Method Road: from Beryl Rd to Western Blvd
Currently scheduled to be presented to City Council for approval at the February 15, 2022 Council meeting.

Sawmill Road: from Creedmoor Rd to Six Forks Rd
Currently scheduled to be presented to City Council for approval at the March 1, 2022 Council meeting.

Carnage Drive: from McMakin St to Peterson St
Currently scheduled to be presented to City Council for approval at the March 1, 2022 Council meeting.

McMakin Street: from Garner Rd to the end
Currently scheduled to be presented to City Council for approval at the February 15, 2022 Council meeting.

Aaron Drive: from Keith Dr to the end
Currently scheduled to be presented to City Council for approval at the February 15, 2022 Council meeting.

Van Thomas Drive: from Newton Rd to Woodbend Dr
Currently scheduled to be presented to City Council for approval at the February 15, 2022 Council meeting.

The Park @ Sanderford Subdivision
Currently scheduled to be presented to City Council for approval at the February 1, 2022 Council meeting.

Ferdilah Lane: from subdivision phase line to Ujamma Dr
Currently scheduled to be presented to City Council for approval at the February 1, 2022 Council meeting.

Eva Mae Drive: from S New Hope Rd to the end
Currently scheduled to be presented to City Council for approval at the February 1, 2022 Council meeting.

Cumberland Street: from Rock Quarry Rd to Page St
Currently scheduled to be presented to City Council for approval at the February 1, 2022 Council meeting.

Clifton Street: from Wake Forest Rd to Glascock St
Currently scheduled to be presented to City Council for approval at the February 15, 2022 Council meeting.

Vestavia Woods Drive: from Lead Mine Rd to Lead Mine Rd
Currently scheduled to be presented to City Council for approval at the February 15, 2022 Council meeting.

Oldtowne Road: from Lead Mine Rd to W Millbrook Dr
Currently scheduled to be presented to City Council for approval at the February 15, 2022 Council meeting.

Kent Road: from Western Blvd to Kaplan Dr
Currently scheduled to be presented to City Council for approval at the February 15, 2022 Council meeting..

Approved Speed Limit Reductions

E. Jones Street: from Linden Ave to Hill St
Speed limit signs will be placed and in effect 7 days after Council’s approval on January 25, 2022.

Falls Church Road/Port Royal Road: from Falls of Neuse Rd to Timber Ridge Dr
Speed limit signs will be placed and in effect 7 days after Council’s approval on January 25, 2022.

Grove Creek Lane: from Garner Rd to Frinks St
Speed limit signs will be placed and in effect 7 days after Council’s approval on January 25, 2022.

Camden Creek Drive: from Skinner Dr to Skinner Dr
Speed limit signs will be placed and in effect 7 days after Council’s approval on January 25, 2022.

Frinks Street: from Seabrook Rd to the end
Speed limit signs will be placed and in effect 7 days after Council’s approval on January 25, 2022.

Wexford Drive: from Wyncote Dr to the end of the public right-of-way
Speed limit signs will be placed and in effect 7 days after Council’s approval on January 25, 2022.

Wyncote Drive: from Ileagnes Rd to the end
Speed limit signs will be placed and in effect 7 days after Council’s approval on January 25, 2022.

Oak Park Road: from Glenwood Ave to its end at Weaver Dr
Speed limit signs will be placed and in effect 7 days after Council’s approval on January 25, 2022.

Promise Beacon Circle: from Rock Quarry Rd to the end of the public right-of-way
Speed limit signs will be placed and in effect 7 days after Council’s approval on January 25, 2022

Contact

 

Will Shumaker
Traffic Calming Administrator
919-996-3030

Lead Department:
Transportation
Service Categories:
Traffic Engineering

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