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Neighborhood speed limit bill passes House committee 5-3

Rep. Lindsay (R-Hillsboro) voted no on a bill that would reduce speed limits on residential streets. HB 3150 passed out of committee yesterday, but not without some drama. The bill, which would give cities the authority to reduce speed limits on certain “neighborhood greenway” streets to 20 mph, survived the House Transportation and Economic Development … Read more


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PBOT Director testifies in support of 20 mph speed limit bill

“There is something magic about 20 mph… We can substantially reduce the likelihood of fatalities in our streets by having this important piece of legislation in place.” — Tom Miller, PBOT Director House Bill 3150 (PDF), which would give municipalities across Oregon the authority to reduce speeds on some residential streets to 20 mph, was … Read more


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Salem Watch: Speed limit bill scaled down to focus solely on residential streets

Earlier today we reported on a hearing scheduled for a new bill that would give Oregon cities the authority to set lower speed limits on state highways all types of roadways. Now, according to the bill’s sponsor, Rep. Ben Cannon (D-Portland), the bill has been scaled back to only focus on residential streets. In its … Read more