Slow City Movement

Despite common public response that “speed reductions are absurd,” São Paulo, Brazil is lowering the speed limit on roads in order to save lives and reduce congestion.

Convinced by evidence showing that slower cities are safer cities, Sao Paulo is joining the likes of Paris and Mexico City by holding the designers, builders and managers of roads responsible for crashes.

“Any city serious about road safety should reduce speed limits. But this is about more than simply posting new signs, as compliance is usually low and citywide enforcement is too expensive. The real solution is cities safer by design,” writes Dario Hidalgo, of EMBARQ Network’s international team of transport engineers and environmental scientists.
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