34 bicyclists died in Houston in 2020, which surpassed the number of cyclist fatalities for 2019
There are 665 square miles in the City of Houston. Reducing the speed limit from 30 mph to 25mph will make a significant difference in residential areas regarding traffic accidents and death rates.
According to the AAA foundation, lowering the speed limit to 25 mph will increase a pedestrian’s chance of survival by 43%.
Under current law, the City of Houston alone estimates a cost of approximately $25.6 million simply to post 25 mph signs on all Houston residential streets. We can avoid this cost if this new law is passed.
Senate Bill 221 & House Bill 442
Speed Limit Reduction Task Force
Push to lower speed limit