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PROPOSAL FOR SPEED LIMIT CHANGES
PROPOSAL
TO CHANGE CERTAIN SPEED LIMITS
IN THE TOWN OF CHEVERLY
FOR UNIFORMITY AND SAFETY

The Mayor and Town Council have been discussing a comprehensive approach to examining speed limits throughout the town.  The Director of Public works was charged with providing a comprehensive list denoting the various posted speed limits.  Any street not posted under the Town Code is designated as 25 miles per hour.  After reviewing the various speed limits, the Chief of Police noted a need for better uniformity.  This request was based on ease and consistency for both driver and police officer.  In some cases it was noted that there were different posted speeds on the same street for the two different travel directions.

There have been numerous discussions regarding this matter with more to follow, but what is currently being proposed is an overall lowering of speed limits.  

  • The first order of business would be to amend the Town Code making the default (if not posted) speed limit throughout town 20 miles per hour rather than 25 miles per hour.  
  • Cheverly Avenue, Lydell Road and Schuster Road (both in the Cheverly Industrial Park) will remain at 25 miles per hour.
  • In the immediate vicinity of all schools and parks the speed limit will be set at 15 mile per hour.
  • There are a few streets due to design, narrowness or other factors that will remain at 15 miles per hour or be reduced to 15 miles per hour.
  • There are some areas that are currently posted at 15 miles per hour that will become 20 miles per hour.
The net result is an overall reduction of speed limits throughout the Town and Cheverly Police officers will be better equipped, with this type of uniformity, to address speeding violations.

A color coded map has been made available that indicates the three 25 mile per hour streets, and the 15 mile per hour streets.  All other streets will be become 20 miles per hour.
1222009_15748_0.png                        RED = 25 mph GREEN = 15 mph


 
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