Tacoma City Council votes to lower speed limit to 20 mph on residential streets

The ordinance also lowers the speed limit in four neighborhood business districts, 6th Avenue, Lincoln, McKinley Hill and Old Town, from 30 mph to 25 mph.

TACOMA, Wash. — The Tacoma City Council unanimously voted Tuesday to lower the speed limit on residential streets to 20 miles per hour.

The ordinance also lowers the speed limit in four neighborhood business districts from 30 mph to 25 mph, including 6th Avenue, Old Town, Lincoln and McKinley Hill.

The changes go into effect in January 2023.

The ordinance is part of the city’s Vision Zero effort, which is a commitment to eliminate traffic fatalities

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