Local Speed Limit Evaluation

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Effective August 1, 2019, Minnesota cities have the authority to set speed limits on streets they control. The City is proposing to use this new authority to change speed limits on local streets. The current speed limit on most Edina streets is 30 miles per hour (mph).

About 40% of residents regularly express concern about speeding in their neighborhoods in the City's Quality of Life survey. The City is supportive of efforts to improve safety and mobility for all users and all modes of transportation. These goals are reflected in the Comprehensive Plan, the Living Streets Plan, the Pedestrian and Bicycle Master Plan and the Active Routes to School Plan. Lower speeds reduce the likelihood and severity of motor vehicle crashes, and setting lower speed limits prioritizes the safety of the most vulnerable users (pedestrians and cyclists).

Effective August 1, 2019, Minnesota cities have the authority to set speed limits on streets they control. The City is proposing to use this new authority to change speed limits on local streets. The current speed limit on most Edina streets is 30 miles per hour (mph).

About 40% of residents regularly express concern about speeding in their neighborhoods in the City's Quality of Life survey. The City is supportive of efforts to improve safety and mobility for all users and all modes of transportation. These goals are reflected in the Comprehensive Plan, the Living Streets Plan, the Pedestrian and Bicycle Master Plan and the Active Routes to School Plan. Lower speeds reduce the likelihood and severity of motor vehicle crashes, and setting lower speed limits prioritizes the safety of the most vulnerable users (pedestrians and cyclists).

  • Council Approves Recommended Approach, Authorizes Staff to Develop Implementation Plan

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    At the February 17 City Council meeting, staff presented the public engagement report for the local speed limit evaluation. Council approved staff's recommended approach for lowering speed limits citywide, which would set most local streets to 25 mph and a few high-traffic streets would remain at 30 mph. A map of the proposed speed limits is shown below and in the Document library on the right. Council also authorized staff to develop an implementation plan. This plan will include signage requirements, enforcement strategies and public education strategies. Staff will present the implementation plan to the Transportation Commission and City Council later this year.

  • Draft Public Engagement Report Available

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    Thanks to all who submitted feedback on the draft recommendation for local speed limits. The draft public engagement report and supporting appendices are available under the Document library.

    Considering all the public input, staff recommends proceeding with implementation of 25-mph default speed limits as original presented (see Proposed Speed Limits in Appendix C). Uniform citywide speed limits provide consistent expectations about speed, which are easier for drivers to follow.

    The Transportation Commission will review and comment on the draft report at their regular meeting Thursday, December 17 at 6:00 p.m. Following this meeting, staff will ask City Council to approve the recommendation in January 2021 and authorize development of an implementation plan.

  • Public Comment Tools Closed

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    The public comment period is now closed. Thanks to all who have shared their questions and comments. Staff will consider all of the feedback that has been received to prepare a final recommendation on local speed limits. The final report will be available on this website prior to the December 17 Transportation Commission meeting.

  • Public Comment Period Closes Friday, October 30

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    Thanks to all who have already shared their questions and comments on the draft recommendation for local speed limits. As a reminder, the public comment period will be open through Friday, October 30. Comments can be provided in two ways:

    • Use the Map tool to view an interactive map and place comment pins on specific streets.
    • Use the Feedback Form tool to submit general comments.


    Staff will include all of the submitted comments in the final report to City Council, which will discuss how public input influenced the recommendation.

  • Comment on Proposed Speed Limits

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    Staff is seeking public comments on the draft recommendation for local speed limits. Maps of existing and proposed speed limits are available in the Document library on the right.

    Comments can be provided in two ways:

    • Use the Map tool to view an interactive map and place comment pins on specific streets.
    • Use the Feedback Form tool to submit general comments.


    The comment period will be open through Friday, October 30. Staff will include all of the submitted comments in the final report to City Council, which will discuss how public input influenced the recommendation.