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  • 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.

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