Preventing speeding in Austin, how the city is taking steps

Weather & Traffic In-Depth

AUSTIN (KXAN) — Austin Transportation Department is working to get drivers to slow down on city streets. Amanda Dugan spoke with Eric Bollich, managing engineer with ATD, about the agency’s speed management program. You can watch the full interview above.

One thing you need to know about speed management:

ERIC BOLLICH: Last year, the city passed a pretty comprehensive change in speed limits both on our major streets, focusing on the center of the city, and on our residential streets … nearly all the residential streets … are down to 25 mph.

Learn more about Austin’s traffic projects:

The city recently installed new charging stations to help with their ever-expanding electric fleet, while CapMetro put new air purifiers in their vehicles. Also, traffic signals are being removed from SH-71 and we took a closer look at why.

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