Coral Gables Drivers Will Officially Have To Slow Down On Residential Streets

By: Lance Dixon

Source: Miami Herald

Drivers in Coral Gables will have to slow down on neighborhood streets.

Hoping to reduce injuries from collisions to pedestrians and bicyclists, the City Commission Tuesday gave final approval to a law reducing speed limits on residential streets to 25 mph, down from the state standard of 30 mph, and to 20 mph in gated neighborhoods. Initial approval for the change came in January.

While the item was approved unanimously, commissioners are concerned about the number of signs to be installed. There are currently 127 speed limit signs on residential streets, and the ordinance calls for more than 500 to be placed along those roads. Installation of the signs will cost the city about $180,000.

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