Senate Bill 334, a bill pushed as priority legislation by the City of Portland that would give local jurisdications more control over setting speed limits, has been scheduled for a hearing. The bill will be heard by the Senate Committee on Business, Transportation, and Economic Development on February 28th at 3:00 pm in Hearing Room B of the State Capitol (900 Court Street NE, Salem).
For more on SB 344, see our previous coverage here. Also take note of the new companion bill in the House, HB 3150. Both bills seek to give more authority to local jurisdictions to lower speed limits on small, residential streets. Currently, ODOT controls speed limits on all roads in the state. HB 3150 also seeks to define “neighborhood greenways.”
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