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.