Strasbourg proposes a citywide speed limit of 30km/h (France)

By News Editor / Updated: 01 Aug 2014
The city of Strasbourg proposes to reduce the maximum speed limit in the whole city to 30km/h. A referendum on the proposal will take place in May 2011.
Strasbourg proposes to reduce the maximum speed limit for vehicles to 30km/h in the entire city. By reducing the speed limit, Strasbourg intends to transform the city so that more space for cyclists and pedestrians will be provided. A referendum on the proposal to reduce the speed limit will take place in May 2011for which the residents will be contacted via post.

In 2009 Strasbourg became the first French city in which less than half of the population uses a private car for transport. Strasbourg sees itself as a pioneer in urban transport policy, with France’s number one network of trams and a dense network of cycle paths.

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Country: 
France
Topic: 
Traffic and demand management