Holgate Blvd Speed Limit Set to 25 MPH

We received the following from Portland Bureau of Transportation:

Dear Portland community members,

Tomorrow the Portland Bureau of Transportation will be updating the speed limit on SE Holgate Boulevard. The new speed limit will be 25 mph from SE 28th to 91st avenues and from SE 122nd to 136th avenues. (The segment between SE 91st and 122nd avenues will remain at 30 mph.)

The reduced speed limit supports the City of Portland’s Vision Zero goal to eliminate traffic deaths and serious injuries. Speed is a factor in nearly half of deadly crashes that occur in Portland. Lower speeds result in fewer crashes. When crashes occur, lower speeds make it more likely that people will survive (see image below). You can learn more about the City of Portland’s Vision Zero work at https://visionzeroportland.com.

One thought on “Holgate Blvd Speed Limit Set to 25 MPH

  1. I live on the corner of 56th and Holgate. I am extremely upset that the speed limit has been reduced to 25 miles an hour. That is absolutely ridiculous. Pedestrians need education, it is now a day that bicycles and people think that the roads were built for them, I remember when I was younger, I’m only 42, and we were taught that you look both ways when Crossing, you don’t be ignorant and dart out into traffic. If you do, that’s your fault. Don’t be stupid, and that includes reducing vehicle speed limit because of ignorant pedestrians. No need to inconvenience all of us drivers who need to be somewhere. That’s why we have vehicles…. Whoever thought of this is an absolute idiot

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