News release from Fort Wayne City Councilwoman Karen Goldner (D-2nd):

Councilwoman Goldner and local moms unveil City’s first neighborhood safety-speed zone

(August 11, 2011) – Today, Councilwoman Karen Goldner joined local mothers to unveil Fort Wayne’s first neighborhood-safety speed limit sign in Riverbend Woods. The new safety-speed zone is a voluntary speed limit adopted by neighborhoods through a petition process, reducing the speed limit from 30mph to 25mph. Riverbend Woods is the first neighborhood in Fort Wayne to complete the process and enact a safety speed zone.

“I’m proud to join Fort Wayne moms as we unveil the City’s first neighborhood-safety speed limit zone,” said Councilwoman Karen Goldner. “Over the last year, I’ve been working with the Board of Works to implement this important program, and I’m happy to be here as we put up the first sign. I know we’re all in a hurry, but slowing down just a little bit in our neighborhoods is one important thing we can all do to help keep families, children and residents safe in our community.”

Councilwoman Goldner worked with the Board of Works to institute a Neighborhood Street Calming Policy, which was enacted in 2010. The policy allows neighborhoods to reduce the speed limit from 30mph to 25mph through a petition process. The City and Neighborhood share the expense of installing any new signs, as needed. Any neighborhood can request to implement the speed limit reduction by filing out a petition, available on-line.

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