Not Just Bikes explains how most speed limits are set on North American streets and road using the 85th Percentile technique as well as the challenge that street designs present in encouraging higher speeds despite lower speed limits. Also in the video, Not Just Bikes highlights other strategies that can be used to provide safer designed, lower speed streets.
Stephen is a professional urban planner in Puget Sound with a passion for sustainable, livable, and diverse cities. He is especially interested in how policies, regulations, and programs can promote positive outcomes for communities. With stints in great cities like Bellingham and Cork, Stephen currently lives in Seattle. He primarily covers land use and transportation issues and has been with The Urbanist since 2014.