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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 2020, we have lowered the speed limit on 140 streets which measures out to just under 50 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: 81 streets measuring approximately 32.5 miles (so far)

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

E. Jones Street: from Linden Ave to Hill St
Votes need to be made by October 14, 2021

PublicInput Survey

Falls Church Road/Port Royal Road: from Falls of Neuse Rd to Timber Ridge Dr
Votes need to be made by October 14, 2021

PublicInput Survey

Grove Creek Lane: from Garner Rd to Frinks St
Votes need to be made by October 14, 2021

PublicInput Survey

Camden Creek Drive: from Skinner Dr to Skinner Dr
Votes need to be made by October 14, 2021

PublicInput Survey

Frinks Street: from Seabrook Rd to the end
Votes need to be made by October 14, 2021

PublicInput Survey

Gresham Hills Drive: from Gresham Lake Dr to the end
Votes need to be made by September 30, 2021
PublicInput Survey

Wexford Drive: from Wyncote Dr to the end of the public right-of-way
Votes need to be made by September 30, 2021
PublicInput Survey

Wyncote Drive: from Ileagnes Rd to the end
Votes need to be made by September 30, 2021
PublicInput Survey

Oak Park Road: from Glenwood Ave to its end at Weaver Dr
Votes need to be made by September 30, 2021
PublicInput Survey

Promise Beacon Circle: from Tock Quarry Rd to the end of the public right-of-way
Votes need to be made by September 30, 2021
PublicInput Survey

Neuse Crossing Drive: from Mitchell Mill Rd to existing 25 mph zone
Votes need to be made by September 23, 2021

PublicInput Survey

Newcombe Road: from Garner Rd to the end
Votes need to be made by September 23, 2021

PublicInput Survey

Evers Drive: from Seabrook Rd to Sanderford Rd
Votes need to be made by September 23, 2021

PublicInput Survey

Driftwood Drive: from Powell Dr to Deboy St
Votes need to be made by September 23, 2021

PublicInput Survey

Completed Speed Limit Reductions

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

Lakepark Drive: from Lead Mine Rd to the end
The ballot period has ended and are being tabulated.  Updates will be posted here when available.

Baileycroft Drive: Stickland Rd to the end
The ballot period has ended and are being tabulated.  Updates will be posted here when available.

Sherry Drive: from Trawick Rd to Edgetone Dr
The ballot period has ended and are being tabulated.  Updates will be posted here when available.

N. Tarboro Street: from Oakwood Ave to E. Edenton St
The ballot period has ended and are being tabulated.  Updates will be posted here when available.

Chamberlain Street: from Hillsborough St to the end north of Sonora St
The ballot period has ended and are being tabulated.  Updates will be posted here when available.

Lake Dam Road: from Avent Ferry Rd to Tryon Rd
Currently scheduled to be presented to City Council for approval at the December 7, 2021 Council meeting.

Raleigh Pines Drive: from Garner Rd to the dead end
Currently scheduled to be presented to City Council for approval at the December 7, 2021 Council meeting.

Leonard Street: from Ridge Rd to Banbury Rd
Currently scheduled to be presented to City Council for approval at the December 7, 2021 Council meeting.

Churchill Road: from Ridge Rd to Chester Rd
Currently scheduled to be presented to City Council for approval at the December 7, 2021 Council meeting.

Banbury Road: from Wade Ave to terminus at Lewis Farm Rd
Currently scheduled to be presented to City Council for approval at the December 7, 2021 Council meeting.

Hadley Road: from Bailey Dr to Cross Link Rd
Currently scheduled to be presented to City Council for approval at the December 7, 2021 Council meeting.

Ashley Place Subdivision: includes Tensity Dr, Palafox Ct, and Charny Dr
Currently scheduled to be presented to City Council for approval at the November 3, 2021 Council meeting.

Powell Drive & Aukland Street: from Hillsborough St to the end at Melbourne Dr
Currently scheduled to be presented to City Council for approval at the November 3, 2021 Council meeting.

Windblown Court: from Valley Stream Dr to the end
Currently scheduled to be presented to City Council for approval at the November 3, 2021 Council meeting.

Hoyle Drive: from E Millbrook Rd to Brockton Dr
Currently scheduled to be presented to City Council for approval at the November 3, 2021 Council meeting.

Brockton Drive: from Whitehall Ave to Green Rd
Currently scheduled to be presented to City Council for approval at the November 16, 2021 Council meeting.

Hargrove Road: from E Millbrook Rd to Green Rd
Currently scheduled to be presented to City Council for approval at the November 16, 2021 Council meeting..

Matt Drive: from Hoyle Dr to Hoyle Dr
Currently scheduled to be presented to City Council for approval at the November 16, 2021 Council meeting.

Kilcullen Drive: from Hoyle Dr to Green Rd
Currently scheduled to be presented to City Council for approval at the November 16, 2021 Council meeting.

Quarry Street: from E Lenoir St to Martin Luther King Jr Blvd
Currently scheduled to be presented to City Council for approval at the November 3, 2021 Council meeting.

Chatham Lane: from Crabtree Blvd to Bertie Dr
Currently scheduled to be presented to City Council for approval at the November 3, 2021 Council meeting

Pemberton Drive: from Country Ridge Dr to Falls of Neuse Rd
Currently scheduled to be presented to City Council for approval at the November 3, 2021 Council meeting.

Arnold Palmer Drive: From Lumley Rd traffic circle to Brier Creek Pkwy
Currently scheduled to be presented to City Council for approval at the November 3, 2021 Council meeting

Gaston Street: from W Peace St to the end north of Brooklyn St
Currently scheduled to be presented to City Council for approval at the November 3, 2021 Council meeting

Keith Drive: from Evers Dr to Evers Dr
Currently scheduled to be presented to City Council for approval at the October 6, 2021 Council meeting

Starmount Drive: from Capital Blvd to Jupiter St
Currently scheduled to be presented to City Council for approval at the November 3, 2021 Council meeting

Shellnut Road: from Thorpshire Dr to Harps Mill Rd
Currently scheduled to be presented to City Council for approval at the October 6, 2021 Council meeting

Kent Road: from Western Blvd to Kaplan Dr
Currently scheduled to be presented to City Council for approval at the November 3, 2021 Council meeting

Hartham Park Avenue: from Ligon Mill Rd to Forestville Rd
Currently scheduled to be presented to City Council for approval at the October 6, 2021 Council meeting

The Riverbrooke Neighborhood
Currently scheduled to be presented to City Council for approval at the October 19, 2021 Council meeting

Melbourne Road: from Ravenwood Dr to Kaplan Dr
Currently scheduled to be presented to City Council for approval at the October 6, 2021 Council meeting

Milburnie Road: from N Raleigh Blvd to New Bern Ave
Currently scheduled to be presented to City Council for approval at the October 6, 2021 Council meeting

Crestview Road: from Six Forks Rd to Windel Dr
Currently scheduled to be presented to City Council for approval at the October 6, 2021 Council meeting

E Lee St: from S Wilmington St to S East St
Currently scheduled to be presented to City Council for approval at the October 6, 2021 Council meeting

Harding Street: from Wake Forest Rd to the end
Currently scheduled to be presented to City Council for approval at the October 6, 2021 Council meeting

Approved Speed Limit Reductions

Quail Ridge Road: from Spring Forest Rd to Falls of Neuse Rd
Speed limit signs will be placed and in effect 7 days after Council’s approval on September 21, 2021.

Mills Street: from Wiggs St to Wake Forest Rd
Speed limit signs will be placed and in effect 7 days after Council’s approval on September 21, 2021.

E Lenoir Street: from S East St to Rock Quarry Rd
Speed limit signs will be placed and in effect 7 days after Council’s approval on September 21, 2021.

Cotton Place: from Camden St to S State St
Speed limit signs will be placed and in effect 7 days after Council’s approval on September 21, 2021.

Fitzgerald Drive: from Dandridge Dr to the end of the public road at the entrance into Biltmore Hills Park
Speed limit signs will be placed and in effect 7 days after Council’s approval on September 21, 2021.

Coleman Street: from Postell St to Martin Luther King Jr Blvd
Speed limit signs will be placed and in effect 7 days after Council’s approval on September 21, 2021.

E Martin Street: from S East St to Battery Dr
Speed limit signs will be placed and in effect 7 days after Council’s approval on September 21, 2021.

Peyton Street: from Poole Road to the end
Speed limit signs will be placed and in effect 7 days after Council’s approval on September 21, 2021.

Contact

 

Will Shumaker
Traffic Calming Administrator
919-996-3030

Lead Department:
Transportation
Service Categories:
Traffic Engineering

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