Vision Zero: City to Lower Speed Limit on Gammon Road and McKenna Boulevard
Friday, December 4, 2020 - 9:06am
Beginning Monday, December 7, the City of Madison will move to the next stage of speed changes in this city-wide effort for the Vision Zero initiative. Similar to the recent East Washington Ave, Milwaukee Street, and Raymond Road changes, digital signboards will temporarily be placed in the area to remind drivers of the speed limit changes.
The posted speed limit changes to expect:
- Gammon Road from Watts Road to Colony will change from 35 mph to 30 mph
- McKenna Boulevard from Raymond Road to Watts Road will also change from 35 mph to 30 mph.
On this 1.3 mile stretch of Gammon Road there were 20 injury crashes in 2019. McKenna Blvd from Watts to Raymond Rd had an additional 30 injury crashes in 2019 and 7 of those crashes involved people walking or biking. This area includes residential housing, a middle and high school, community centers, a busy park and numerous shopping areas. Lowering the speed limit even 5 mph helps ensure the safety of all who use our city streets especially children and people walking or biking.
City news release on previous reduction to East Washington Avenue
Vision Zero: City to Lower Speed Limit on East Washington Avenue
Vision Zero: City to Lower Speed Limit on Milwaukee Street
Vision Zero: City to Lower Speed Limit on Prairie Road
What is Vision Zero?
Vision Zero is a data driven strategy intended to eliminate traffic deaths and severe injuries on City streets by 2030 while increasing safe, healthy, equitable mobility for all. For more information about the City of Madison’s Vision Zero initiative and to sign up for Vision Zero news updates, please see www.cityofmadison.com/visionzero