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#SlowOurStreets Action

Tell state leaders to act ASAP to let communities reduce speed limits

We need to lower speed limits on commercial and neighborhood streets in San Francisco (and all California cities) with high numbers of people walking. Other cities like New York City, Boston, and Portland have already done this — and are seeing lower average speeds and reduced crash rates.

But existing state law prevents lowering speed limits

Current California law means speed limits are set based on how fast most drivers are going, not on what’s needed to keep people safe.

A Zero Traffic Fatalities Task Force has been meeting in Sacramento to discuss speed setting. Unfortunately, not all members believe that changing the approach to setting speed limits is a priority. And it desperately needs to be when the Task Force issues its report in early December.

Please email the members of the Zero Traffic Fatalities Task Force now to urge a strong recommendation for changing the “85th percentile rule” for setting speed limits in 2020.

Tell state leaders to act ASAP to let communities reduce speed limits

Dear Zero Traffic Fatalities Task Force Members,

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