Drive 25

Drive 25 campaign logoFeb. 2, 2022

Implementation of the new speed limits is underway! Public Works has been diligently working through the cold weather to replace and install signs throughout the city. Approximately 25 percent of the new signage is in place, with the rest expected to be completed this spring. 

Because this work is being completed between snow events and other winter work, there may be brief periods where there are conflicting signage along a given road. Drivers are encouraged to be patient until implementation is completed, and when in doubt - Drive 25!

This initiative is part of a comprehensive strategy to improve mobility and safety for all modes of transportation. These goals are reflected in the Comprehensive Plan, the Living Streets Plan (PDF), the Pedestrian and Bicycle Master Plan (PDF) and the Active Routes to School Plan (PDF)

Lower speed limits reduce the likelihood and severity of motor vehicle crashes and prioritize the needs of pedestrians and cyclists over motorists.

New Speed Limits

  • 25 miles per hour on most local streets
  • 30 miles per hour on major streets with high non-local traffic
  • 15-20 miles per hour in School Zones
  • 10 miles per hour on alleys

Through this initiative, no changes will be made to roads owned by Hennepin County or the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT).

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New speed limit map

Background

Effective August 1, 2019, Minnesota cities have the authority to set speed limits on streets they control. About 40% of residents regularly express concern about speeding in their neighborhoods in the City's Quality of Life survey. The City has long been supportive of efforts to improve safety and mobility for all users and all modes of transportation.

In February 2021, City Council approved staff's recommended approach to changing speed limits in Edina following a period of public comment. In August 2021, Council amended City Code to comply with state statute and approved staff's implementation plan.

View the August 4, 2021 staff report