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Cape Coral to cap speed limit in residential areas

Posted at 9:08 AM, Aug 20, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-20 09:08:19-04

CAPE CORAL, Fla. -- Monday night, the Cape Coral city council voted to cap the speed limit for all residential areas throughout the city.

This means the speed limit for all residential areas will not exceed 30 miles per hour, even if a traffic study recommends otherwise.

But some say 30 miles per hour is still too fast, and the limit should be capped at 25 miles per hour.

“The city manager felt that residents should be protected in the event that they requested a speed study be completed in their neighborhood, and felt that an increase would
be a penalty for the residents, being that the adjacent land use of these roads is primarily residential,” says city engineer Bill Corbett.

Soon, Cape Coral city council members will review a second part of the ordinance, which says only the city manager has authority to set speed limits and not city council.

They are looking to relinquish that power to council members.