Less than two years ago, Boston lowered the city speed limit to 25 mph to improve safety for all users of Boston’s roadways. Now, according to the Boston Globe, some city councilors are advocating for an additional speed reduction down to 20 mph.
While many people support this, some argue it will not have the desired effect of making the streets safer for everyone. Wendy Landman, Executive Director of the pedestrian advocacy group WalkBoston, argues the city needs to change the environment in order to make the streets safer, such as implementing raised crosswalks, protected bike paths and thinner travel lanes.
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