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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: 101 streets measuring approximately 33.50 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

Canterbury Rd: from Cambridge Rd to Mayview Rd
Public Input Survey

Please submit all ballots on or before 7/7/2022

Kaplan Dr - W: from Thea Ln to Athens Dr
Public Input Survey

Please submit all ballots on or before 7/7/2022

Kaplan Dr - E: from Ashburton Rd to Gorman St
Public Input Survey

Please submit all ballots on or before 7/7/2022

Sierra Dr/Henslowe Dr: from Lineberry Dr to Carolina Pines Ave
Public Input Survey

Please submit all ballots on or before 7/7/2022

Weaver Dr: from Duraleigh Rd to Oak Park Rd
Public Input Survey

Please submit all ballots on or before 7/7/2022

Completed Speed Limit Reductions

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

Ortega Rd: from Compton Rd to Lambeth Dr
The ballot period has closed, and staff is counting ballots.  An update will be provided here when ballot counts are finalized.

Hopper St: from Singleleaf Ln to Forestville Rd
The ballot period has closed, and staff is counting ballots.  An update will be provided here when ballot counts are finalized.

Glen Burnie Dr: from Morningside Dr to Wycliff Rd
The ballot period has closed, and staff is counting ballots.  An update will be provided here when ballot counts are finalized.

Salem Woods Subdivision: Salem Woods Dr, Wrexham Ct, & Drayton Ct
The ballot period has closed, and staff is counting ballots.  An update will be provided here when ballot counts are finalized.

Edenburgh Rd: from Glenwood Ave to Lake Boone Trl
The ballot period has closed, and staff is counting ballots.  An update will be provided here when ballot counts are finalized.

Charleston Park Dr: from Buffaloe Rd to the end
The ballot period has closed, and staff is counting ballots.  An update will be provided here when ballot counts are finalized.

Beaufain St: from Charleston Park Dr to Vendue Range Dr
The ballot period has closed, and staff is counting ballots.  An update will be provided here when ballot counts are finalized.

Vendue Range Dr: from Charleston Park Dr to the end
The ballot period has closed, and staff is counting ballots.  An update will be provided here when ballot counts are finalized.

Valley Run Dr: from Sawmill Rd to Wedgeland Dr
The ballot period has closed, and staff is counting ballots.  An update will be provided here when ballot counts are finalized.

Godfrey Dr: from Eddystone Rd to the end
The ballot period has closed, and staff is counting ballots.  An update will be provided here when ballot counts are finalized.

Fayetteville St: from Martin Luther King Jr Blvd to S Wilmington St
The ballot period has closed, and staff is counting ballots.  An update will be provided here when ballot counts are finalized.

Kilgore Ave: from Dixie Trl to Brooks Ave
The ballot period has closed, and staff is actively counting the ballots.  An update will be provided here with tentative Council date for streets that voted to approve the speed limit reduction.

Brooks Ave: from Hillsborough St to Wade Ave
The ballot period has closed, and staff is actively counting the ballots.  An update will be provided here with tentative Council date for streets that voted to approve the speed limit reduction.

Bedford Ave: from Dixie Trl to Brooks Ave
The ballot period has closed, and staff is actively counting the ballots.  An update will be provided here with tentative Council date for streets that voted to approve the speed limit reduction.

Town Dr: from Triangle Town Blvd to Fox Rd
The ballot period has closed, and staff is actively counting the ballots.  An update will be provided here with tentative Council date for streets that voted to approve the speed limit reduction.

Myron Drive: from Lake Boone Trl to Nancy Anne Dr
Currently scheduled to be presented to City Council for approval at the August 16, 2022 Council meeting.

Ratchford Drive: from Mellow Field Dr to the end
Currently scheduled to be presented to City Council for approval at the August 16, 2022 Council meeting.

Meadow Wood Boulevard: from Atlantic Ave to Mellow Field Dr
Currently scheduled to be presented to City Council for approval at the August 16, 2022 Council meeting.

Mellow Field Drive: from E Si Forks Rd to Meadow Wood Blvd
Currently scheduled to be presented to City Council for approval at the August 16, 2022 Council meeting.

Regency Park & Village of Oakhill at Brier Creek Subdivisions:
Currently scheduled to be presented to City Council for approval at the September 6, 2022 Council meeting.

Crown Crossing Lane: from Cross Link Rd to the end
Currently scheduled to be presented to City Council for approval at the August 16, 2022 Council meeting.

Snelling Road: from Six Forks Rd to the end
Currently scheduled to be presented to City Council for approval at the August 16, 2022 Council meeting.

Reynolds Road: from Camelot Dr to Lambeth Dr
Currently scheduled to be presented to City Council for approval at the August 16, 2022 Council meeting..

Ridge Road: from Wade Ave to the I-440 ramp
Currently scheduled to be presented to City Council for approval at the August 16, 2022 Council meeting..

Linville Ridge Drive: from Sapphire Valley Dr to Haig Point Wy
Currently scheduled to be presented to City Council for approval at the August 16, 2022 Council meeting..

Crest Road: from Varsity Dr to Avent Ferry Rd
Ballot period has ended.  Staff is counting the ballots and updates will be posted once complete.

Approved Speed Limit Reductions

Hertford Street: from Transylvania Ave to Northampton St
Speed limit signs will be placed and in effect 7 days after Council’s approval on June 21, 2022.

Northampton Street: from Hertford St to Brunswick St
Speed limit signs will be placed and in effect 7 days after Council’s approval on June 21, 2022.

Brunswick Street: from Beaufort St to Hertford St
Speed limit signs will be placed and in effect 7 days after Council’s approval on June 21, 2022.

N. Fisher Street: from Oakwood Ave to the end
Speed limit signs will be placed and in effect 7 days after Council’s approval on June 21, 2022.

Boyer Street: from N Tarboro St to Waldrop St
Speed limit signs will be placed and in effect 7 days after Council’s approval on June 21, 2022.

Maple Street: from Oakwood Ave to the end
Speed limit signs will be placed and in effect 7 days after Council’s approval on June 21, 2022.

Waldrop Street: from Oakwood Ave to Boyer St
Speed limit signs will be placed and in effect 7 days after Council’s approval on June 21, 2022.

Maybrook Drive: from Poole Rd to the end
Speed limit signs will be placed and in effect 7 days after Council’s approval on June 21, 2022.

Contact

 

Will Shumaker
Traffic Calming Administrator
919-996-3030

Lead Department:
Transportation
Service Categories:
Traffic Engineering

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