City of Miami Launches Phase II of 25 MPH Road Safety Program
Published on April 30, 2021
(Miami, FL - April 30, 2021) - The City of Miami is implementing the second phase of its ongoing 25 MPH road safety program, which includes the installation of hundreds of new 25 MPH speed limit signs in residential neighborhoods across the Magic City. Led by the City’s Office of Capital Improvements (OCI), Phase II of the program aims to reduce vehicular speeds in the neighborhoods where Miamians live from 30 mph to 25 mph, resulting in improved pedestrian and driver safety and an overall better quality of life.
“Miami is a community of neighborhoods, and through programs like this, we're helping improve the safety and overall quality of life of our residents,” said Miami Mayor Francis Suarez. “We’re pleased to build on the success of phase I of the 25 MPH program by introducing these traffic safety measures to even more of our neighborhoods, from Allapattah to Little Haiti to Flagami.”
Phase I of the 25 MPH road safety program was implemented in 2019, when the City installed more than three hundred 25 MPH signs in four Miami neighborhoods, replacing the old 30 mph signs. Installation was followed by a six-month traffic evaluation study and analysis, which showed an overall reduction of vehicular speeds in areas where the new signs were installed. The second phase of the project builds on the success of the pilot – and vastly expands it – with an additional 2,200 signs slated for installation in a total of 25 City of Miami residential neighborhoods, spanning all five City Commission districts.
To review the full list of neighborhoods, see specific installation locations and learn more about the program, please click here. Phase II of the 25 MPH road safety program is under way and is tentatively scheduled for completion by the end of the Summer 2021.