Many roadways across Texas were designed with only vehicle mobility in mind when cities were less populated and walkability was not a priority. As such, the initial goal of the roadway network was to maximize vehicle speed and we suffer increased deaths and injuries across the state.
The State’s default urban speed is enforced on any roadway without a posted speed. The default has not been updated to match the increased use of all travel modes, including pedestrian, bicycle, bus, and vehicular traffic. A continued rise in pedestrian and bicyclist fatalities proves that we need to take a fresh look at the default speed of neighborhood streets and allow cities to lower this speed limit.Please sign and share the petition
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