Speed Limits

How Speed Limits Are Established

  • Speed limits are set by state law at 30 miles per hour on all city streets unless warranted by a Traffic and Engineering Study
  • Lower speed limits are justified without a study when in:
    • school zones
    • construction zones
  • Speed limits must be established by city ordinance if different than the prima facie speed (30 miles per hour)

Possible Speed Problems

Follow these steps if you think there is a possible speed problem:

  • Contact the Police Department
  • If the problem seems to be widespread, the Police Department will request a speed study by the Public Works Department
  • The speed study will be performed using state-of-the-art traffic counters which determine the speed, time, and direction of travel of all vehicles using the street
  • A printout of the study will be returned to the Police Department to determine the times enforcement should be concentrated
Speed Test