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December 19, 2016 Delridge Way speed reduced to 30mph for a 3.5 mile stretch; Change is part of VisionZero traffic safety plan
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If you drive in West Seattle you are aware of the changes made to 35th SW, the conversion to three lanes for much of its length and the reduced speed. There's more coming in the near future. This came before the September announcement by Seattle's Transportation Director and two City Council members who plan to reduce speed limits by 5 miles an hour. The proposal cut speed limits on residential streets from 25 to 20 mph, and in the city center from 35 to 30 mph.

You likely found that the time it takes to get from south to north in West Seattle took more time. Many people chose Delridge Way SW whose speeds were higher. That's going to change.

On Tuesday, December 20, the Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) will lower the speed limit on Delridge Way SW as part of the city’s Vision Zero initiative aimed at enhancing transportation safety and saving lives.

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In a press release about the change SDOT said:

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