The speed limit on Minneapolis streets is now officially 20 mph

It went into effect as soon as the city finished installing its new gateway signs.
Author:
Publish date:
Speed limit

The speed limit on Minneapolis streets is now 20 mph unless otherwise posted.

The new speed limit has officially gone into effect after the city finished installing its new gateway signs on entry roads into the city.

The gateway signs informed drivers that the speed limit on streets is now 20 mph unless otherwise signed. The same limit will go into effect in St. Paul by early 2021.

The city won't be posting 20 mph signs on residential streets, but will post 25 mph signs for larger, "arterial" city-owned streets, and 30 mph for a "few, city-owned streets."

Speed limits on county and MnDOT-owned roads will not change.

An estimated 1,400 new or updated speed limit signs have been installed in Minneapolis this year, with almost 900 being installed in St. Paul. Furthermore, thw two cities have distributed more than 4,500 "20 is Plenty, Slower is Safer" yard signs to residents.

The new limits are part of the Minneapolis Vision Zero Action Plan, that aims to end traffic deaths on city streets by 2027.

Next Up

State Patrol

State Patrol reports 2 fatal crashes on Friday in Minnesota

The first incident happened in Austin Township, and the second happened in Birch Lake Township.

motorcycle

Deaths on Minnesota roads in 2021 at highest level in more than a decade

There have been a total of eight motorcyclist fatalities on Minnesota roads this year.

Screen Shot 2021-05-08 at 9.15.09 AM

Chinese rocket debris to crash somewhere on Earth this weekend

Minnesota appears to be just outside of it's massive potential crash zone.

Starlink satellites

Strange lights in Minnesota sky Friday night were SpaceX satellites

SpaceX is planning to launch 60 more Starlink satellites on Sunday, May 9.

Jorge Polanco

Shoemaker, Twins lineup rebounds against Tigers

Jorge Polanco homered in a 7-3 victory over Detroit.

Kirill Kaprizov / Minnesota Wild

Watch: Kaprizov's OT winner lifts Wild into 2nd place in West

Kaprizov's goal gave the Wild a 3-2 victory over the Ducks.

Byron Buxton

Buxton placed on IL, Trevor Larnach called up

Buxton could be out "for weeks" with a hip strain.

A bald eagle perched on branches.

USFWS confirms 2 bald eagles were shot dead

The agency is offering a reward for information in the case.

A newborn baby, wrapped in a blanket with its mother.

Most popular baby names includes one not in top 10 for 100 years

But Olivia and Liam once again led the way for girls and boys.

Related

Speed limit

Signs start going up for new 20 mph speed limits in Minneapolis, St. Paul

The speed limit will be 20 mph on city streets, unless otherwise stated.

Speed limit

Speed limits will be reduced on Minneapolis, St. Paul streets

The change affects arterial and side streets in the metro's two biggest cities.

Minneapolis traffic tcf bank gophers

Minneapolis to consider reducing speed limits on city streets

The suggestion was made as part of the Vision Zero campaign.

Illegal speed limit car

Extra enforcement across Minnesota after 'alarming' rise in speeding deaths

The Minnesota Department of Public Safety has announced a statewide crackdown.

state patrol

Drivers caught speeding over 100 mph triples during Stay at Home order

DWIs have also been rising after initially dropping after the start of Stay at Home.

Rental scooters suddenly arrive on Twin Cities streets, surprising officials

City officials have been scrambling to react to Bird's abrupt arrival.

Bar beer

Minneapolis lifts COVID restriction limiting bar service

The city kept the ban in place while statewide restrictions were loosened in January.