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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: 213 streets measuring approximately 88.28 miles

2023: Stay tuned for upcoming speed limit reductions

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

Proctor Road: from Rock Quarry Rd to Southgate Dr
Public Input Survey
Please submit all ballots on or before 12/29/2022

Rawls Drive: from end to end
Public Input Survey
Please submit all ballots on or before 12/29/2022

Brookside Drive: from Watauga St to Glascock St
Public Input Survey
Please submit all ballots on or before 12/29/2022

Wake Towne Drive: from Wake Forest Rd to the end
Public Input Survey
Please submit all ballots on or before 12/29/2022

Cross Street Neighborhood: Heath St, S Carver St, S Fisher St, and Star St
Public Input Survey
Please submit all ballots on or before 12/29/2022

Olde Birch Drive: from Rock Quarry Rd to Baswood Dr
Public Input Survey
Please submit all ballots on or before 12/29/2022

Weybridge Drive: from Rainwater Rd to Litchford Rd
Public Input Survey
Please submit all ballots on or before 12/07/2022

Calloway Drive: from Garner Rd to the end
Public Input Survey
Please submit all ballots on or before 12/07/2022

Arsenal Avenue: from Granite Quarry Dr to the end
Public Input Survey
Please submit all ballots on or before 12/07/2022

College Place: from W Park Dr to St Marys St
Public Input Survey
Please submit all ballots on or before 12/07/2022

Calvin Road: from College Pl to St Marys St
Public Input Survey
Please submit all ballots on or before 12/07/2022

Groveland Avenue: from Oberlin Rd to Park Dr
Public Input Survey
Please submit all ballots on or before 12/07/2022

E. Forest Drive: from Benehan St to W Johnson St
Public Input Survey
Please submit all ballots on or before 12/07/2022

Benehan Street: from Groveland Ave to W Park Dr
Public Input Survey
Please submit all ballots on or before 12/07/2022

Hillcrest Road: from Hillsborough St to Park Dr
Public Input Survey
Please submit all ballots on or before 12/07/2022

Hawthorne Road: from Hillsborough St to Park Dr
Public Input Survey
Please submit all ballots on or before 12/07/2022

Completed Speed Limit Reductions

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

Quartz Court: from Creech Rd to the end
Currently scheduled to be presented to City Council for approval at the May 2, 2023 Council meeting.

Slate Drive: from Creech Rd to Quartz Ct
Currently scheduled to be presented to City Council for approval at the May 2, 2023 Council meeting.

Merrywood Drive: from Battery Dr to E Davie St
Currently scheduled to be presented to City Council for approval at the May 2, 2023 Council meeting.

Edgetone Drive: from Trawick Rd to Sedgefield Pines Ln
Currently scheduled to be presented to City Council for approval at the May 2, 2023 Council meeting.

Monterey Street: from Starmount Dr to Edgetone Dr
Currently scheduled to be presented to City Council for approval at the May 2, 2023 Council meeting.

Pleasant Valley Road: from Duraleigh Rd to Poyner Rd
Currently scheduled to be presented to City Council for approval at the May 2, 2023 Council meeting.

Galax Drive: from Laurel Hills Rd to the end
Currently scheduled to be presented to City Council for approval at the April 4, 2023 Council meeting.

Sonora Street: from Chamberlain St to Parker St
Currently scheduled to be presented to City Council for approval at the April 4, 2023 Council meeting.

Parker Street: from Sonora St to Van Dyke Ave
Currently scheduled to be presented to City Council for approval at the April 4, 2023 Council meeting.

Heather Drive: from Barstow Dr to Western Blvd
Currently scheduled to be presented to City Council for approval at the April 4, 2023 Council meeting.

Barstow Drive: from Powell Dr to Heather Dr
Currently scheduled to be presented to City Council for approval at the April 18, 2023 Council meeting.

Linville Drive: from Grove Ave to Powell Dr
Currently scheduled to be presented to City Council for approval at the April 18, 2023 Council meeting

Grovewood Place: from Grove Ave to the end
Currently scheduled to be presented to City Council for approval at the April 18, 2023 Council meeting

Scarlet Maple Drive: from Carolina Ave to Grove Ave
Currently scheduled to be presented to City Council for approval at the April 18, 2023 Council meeting.

Grove Avenue & Ravenwood Drive: from Western Blvd to the end
Currently scheduled to be presented to City Council for approval at the April 18, 2023 Council meeting

Carolina Avenue: from Western Blvd to Grove Ave
Currently scheduled to be presented to City Council for approval at the April 18, 2023 Council meeting

Fowler Ave: from Dixie Trl to Brooks Ave
Currently scheduled to be presented to City Council for approval at the April 4, 2023 Council meeting.

Poyner Rd: from Glenwood Forest Dr to Longhill Ln
Currently scheduled to be presented to City Council for approval at the April 4, 2023 Council meeting.

Glenwood Forest Dr: from Glenwood Ave to Poyner Rd
Currently scheduled to be presented to City Council for approval at the April 4, 2023 Council meeting.

McNeil St/Noble Rd: from Pine Dr to Wake Forest Rd
Currently scheduled to be presented to City Council for approval at the April 4, 2023 Council meeting.

Bernard St: from E Whitaker Mill Rd to McNeil St
Currently scheduled to be presented to City Council for approval at the April 4, 2023 Council meeting.

Cameron St: from Smallwood Dr to the end
Currently scheduled to be presented to City Council for approval at the April 4, 2023 Council meeting.

E Lenoir St: from Rock Quarry Rd to the end
Currently scheduled to be presented to City Council for approval at the March 7, 2023 Council meeting.

Bledsoe Ave: from S Wilmington St to S East St
Currently scheduled to be presented to City Council for approval at the March 7, 2023 Council meeting.

Clarendon Crescent: from New Bern Ave to Lord Ashley Rd
Currently scheduled to be presented to City Council for approval at the March 7, 2023 Council meeting.

Gainsborough Dr: from Winthrop Dr to Godfrey Dr
Currently scheduled to be presented to City Council for approval at the March 7, 2023 Council meeting.

Kimberly Dr: from North Hills Dr to Gunnison Pl
Currently scheduled to be presented to City Council for approval at the March 7, 2023 Council meeting.

Lakeland Estates Subdivision
Currently scheduled to be presented to City Council for approval at the March 21, 2023 Council meeting.

Atkins Dr: from Rock Quarry Rd to Southgate Dr
Currently scheduled to be presented to City Council for approval at the March 7, 2023 Council meeting.

Bailey Dr/Boaz Rd: from Garner Rd to Calloway Dr
Currently scheduled to be presented to City Council for approval at the March 7, 2023 Council meeting.

Fox Den and Bentley Woods Subdivision
Currently scheduled to be presented to City Council for approval at the February 21, 2023 Council meeting.

Brennan Drive: from Creedmoor Rd to the city limits
Currently scheduled to be presented to City Council for approval at the January 17, 2023 Council meeting.

Maybrook Crossing Subdivision
Currently scheduled to be presented to City Council for approval at the February 7, 2023 Council meeting.

Village Lakes Subdv: all public streets
Currently scheduled to be presented to City Council for approval at the January 3, 2023 Council meeting.

Ortin Ln: from Ebenezer Church Rd to the end
Currently scheduled to be presented to City Council for approval at the January 17, 2023 Council meeting.

Pebble Gate Dr: from Ortin Ln to the end
Currently scheduled to be presented to City Council for approval at the January 17, 2023 Council meeting.

Stonetown Ave: from Rippling Stone Ln to the end
Currently scheduled to be presented to City Council for approval at the January 17, 2023 Council meeting.

Rippling Stone Ln: from Ortin Ln to the end
Currently scheduled to be presented to City Council for approval at the January 17, 2023 Council meeting.

Meadow Cove Ln: from Ortin Ln to the end
Currently scheduled to be presented to City Council for approval at the January 17, 2023 Council meeting.

Kilgore Ave: from Dixie Trl to Brooks Ave
The neighborhood voted to reduce the speed limit.  Based on additional coordination required, staff is actively working and will schedule on the next available Council agenda once completed.

Brooks Ave: from Hillsborough St to Wade Ave
The neighborhood voted to reduce the speed limit.  Based on additional coordination required, staff is actively working and will schedule on the next available Council agenda once completed.

Bedford Ave: from Dixie Trl to Brooks Ave
The neighborhood voted to reduce the speed limit.  Based on additional coordination required, staff is actively working and will schedule on the next available Council agenda once completed.

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

Thistlegate Trl: from Turf Grass Ct to the end
Council approved the speed limit reduction at the December 6th meeting.  Speed limit signs will be put in place and enforceable within 7 days of this approval.

Ryegrass Ct: from Thistlegate Trl to the end
Council approved the speed limit reduction at the December 6th meeting.  Speed limit signs will be put in place and enforceable within 7 days of this approval.

Pennfine Dr: from Ryegrass Ct to the end
Council approved the speed limit reduction at the December 6th meeting.  Speed limit signs will be put in place and enforceable within 7 days of this approval.

Talison Ct: from Pennfine Dr to the end
Council approved the speed limit reduction at the December 6th meeting.  Speed limit signs will be put in place and enforceable within 7 days of this approval.

Stone Mountain Rd: from Westgate Rd to the end
Council approved the speed limit reduction at the December 6th meeting.  Speed limit signs will be put in place and enforceable within 7 days of this approval.

Bridgeport Dr: from Creedmoor Rd to Leadmine Rd
Council approved the speed limit reduction at the December 6th meeting.  Speed limit signs will be put in place and enforceable within 7 days of this approval.

Contact

 

Will Shumaker
Traffic Calming Administrator
919-996-3030

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