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Vision Zero: Reducing School Zone Speed Limits

The City of Sacramento will be lowering speed limits near schools to 15 mph along qualified streets as part of the City's Vision Zero program.

According to the California Office of Traffic Safety’s (OTS) 2016 Crash Rankings, the City of Sacramento has the highest traffic-related fatalities of any city in California. The Vision Zero Action Plan identified high speeds as the leading cause of traffic-related injuries and fatalities.

Why Speed Matters

The same 2016 OTS rankings revealed Sacramento had the most speed related traffic fatalities and the most collisions in which a pedestrian under the age of 15 was killed or severely injured.



Timeline and Milestones

January 2019 – May 2019: Technical Analysis including traffic studies and site visits to identify sign placement.
June 4, 2019: Item goes to City Council for approval.
June 2019 – February 2020:  Installation of approximately 368 new signs, which includes 71 new sign posts is estimated to take up  to 9 months.

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