New Speed Limits on SE 72nd and SE 45th/46th

Portland Bureau of Transportation has updated speed limits on the following streets in Brentwood-Darlington:

  • SE 72nd Avenue: The new speed limit is 25 mph from SE Harold Street to SE Clatsop Street
  • SE 45th/46th Avenue: The new speed limit is 25 mph from SE Harney Drive to SE Martins Street

The reduced speed limit supports the City of Portland’s Vision Zero goal to eliminate traffic deaths and serious injuries by 2025. 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 http://visionzeroportland.com.

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