Experts: Boston proposal for lowering speed limit is road to nowhere
Boston Herald - 04/21/2016
A City Hall proposal to force a 20 mph speed limit on Boston drivers is unlikely to slow them down, traffic engineers say.
“It would be a mistake to think that lower speed limits will instantly slow people down,” said Peter Furth, a professor of civil engineering at Northeastern University.
The City Council held a hearing yesterday on Councilor Frank Baker’s proposal to lower Boston’s default speed limit for thickly settled areas to 20 mph from 30 mph, as a way to cut traffic injuries and deaths.