Article: Portland will lower speeds to 20 mph on residential greenway streets

Image: Oregon LivePortland is making neighborhood greenways safer for pedestrians!  Portland’s neighborhood greenways are a network of roads that have been redesigned with bicycles and pedestrians in mind.  Among other things, these streets have improved stormwater management and better pedestrian crossings.  The greenways, which already have low car traffic, will now have lower speed limits as well.  The city is reducing the speed limit to 20 mph to increase safety for users of active transportation.  This helps by increasing the likelihood that a driver will be aware of the presence of a cyclist or pedestrian, while decreasing the severity of potential crashes.

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