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Roadscapes Wednesday: The Wrong Way To Set Speed Limits


Welcome to the Roadscapes Wednesday segment! Each week here on Geek Alabama, Roadscapes Wednesday will feature roads and infrastructure related topics. Geek Alabama Editor / Publisher Nathan Young is often called the “road geek” for a good reason, Nathan loves roads and loves talking about roads!

Speed limits are important to keep our roads and streets safe but how are they decided? And what happens when a speed limit is set too high or too low? There are right and wrong ways to set our speed limits, and design our streets, but unfortunately North American traffic planners are firmly stuck in the 20th century when it comes to building safe streets.

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