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20 is plenty for Mahtomedi Residential streets-

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SUCCESS: Mahtomedi City council adopted a new 20 mph (minor city streets)/ 25 mph major city streets speed limit policy on May 18th 2021 at their city council meeting. Implementation is expected in July/Aug 2021. Thank you all for getting this key safety initiative implemented


The city of Mahtomedi is working on improving pedestrian, bike and wheelchair safety on the city streets. The cities of St Paul, Minneapolis and others around the state have implemented lower speed limits (20 and 25mph) for improved safety of all who are on our city streets. With the lack of sidewalks in the city and the increased vehicle traffic in the area over the last 10 years, and with death and injury rates for pedestrians and cyclists climbing it is time to take action.

Results show that the average risk of severe injury for a pedestrian struck by a vehicle reaches 10% at an impact speed of 16 mph, 25% at 23 mph, 50% at 31 mph, 75% at 39 mph, and 90% at 46 mph. The average risk of death for a pedestrian reaches 10% at an impact speed of 23 mph, 25% at 32 mph, 50% at 42 mph, 75% at 50 mph, and 90% at 58 mph.

With the absence of in person meetings, the city of Mahtomedi needs to hear from residents that they support the implementation of 20 mph speed limits on residential streets and 25 mph on city arterial streets. Please sign this petition and provide appropriate comments in support.

Please note : Speed limits on State highways (e.g. hwys 120 and 244) and County Highways (eg Hwy 12 and others) are covered by different laws and statutes so are not part of this petition effort.

Thank you

Ian Harding

Mahtomedi Area Green Initiative

Keywords: Mahtomedi Speed limits 20mph

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