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CTS Webinar: Impact of Speed Limit Changes on Urban Streets

In 2019, new Minnesota legislation began allowing cities to set lower speed limits on local streets without special approval. In February 2021, U of M researchers surveyed 33 cities within the Twin Cities metro area to determine whether they were planning speed limit changes. They identified the City of St. Louis Park, which was planning a city-wide speed limit reduction to 20 mph (with select roads at limits of 25–35 mph), and the city agreed to participate in a before-and-after study evaluating driver speeds.

In this webinar, U of M researcher Gary Davis will discuss the study and its findings, which included a modest 1–2 mph reduction in mean speeds after the limits were lowered. Jack Sullivan from the City of St. Louis Park will outline the city’s approach to the speed limit changes, offer perspectives on the study’s findings, and discuss a two-year review of the changes that is currently under way.

The webinar is being held in conjunction with a CTS Transportation Safety and Mobility Council meeting.

This webinar is free to attend, but registration is required. Once you have registered, you will receive an email confirmation with a Zoom link. The link should not be shared with others; it is unique to you.

Please let us know how we can ensure that this webinar is inclusive to you. What accommodations or access needs can we help facilitate? Contact Samantha Hahn-Douville at when you register to help us provide you with the best access.

If you’re unable to join us for the live broadcast, a recording of the webinar will be available here after the event.


May 07 2024


12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Event Registration