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星期四, 8月 11, 2016

波士頓市區要降低速限至 25英哩


MAYOR WALSH ISSUES STATEMENT ON SPEED LIMITS IN BOSTON
波士頓市長馬丁華殊(Marty Walsh)週四發表聲明,將和市議員及市府官員合作,把市區內的行車速限降到每小時25英哩。
麻州議會剛通過條例,賦予市鎮政府將低速限的權利。以前市鎮政府想要改變速限,必須和州政府運輸部門一起研究該地區的車輛速度。
波士頓市議會四月時通過議案,准許市內的速限從每小時30英哩降低到20英哩,但還需得到州議會同意。
麻州州長週二(9日)時簽署了眾院版4565號新法案,“現代化市鎮財務及行政法“。麻州議會在本年度議事會期最後一天,通過了涉及州政府及市鎮政府互動的這一法案。
馬丁華殊在聲明中表示,將低速限是減少死亡率極嚴重撞擊,為所有人製造一個能夠徒步,駕駛,騎自行車都安全環境的重要工具。這是零視界(Vision Zero)成立以來,要在2030年之前,把交通意外死亡及重傷減少為零的成就之一。

BOSTON - Mayor Martin J. Walsh today issued the following statement relative to lowering the default speed limit in Boston: 

"I am pleased that H. 4565, An Act modernizing municipal finance and government, signed by the Governor this week, will give municipalities the authority to lower default speed limits. Commissioner Fiandaca and I look forward to working with the Boston City Council once this law goes into effect to lower the default speed limit in Boston from 30 MPH to 25 MPHWe know that lower speed limits are an important tool in reducing fatal and serious crashes and creating safer streets for people of all ages and abilities who are walking, driving, and bicycling. A lower speed limit in Boston would be a major early accomplishment for our Vision Zero goal: bringing the number of traffic deaths and serious injuries to zero by 2030." 

Boston's full Vision Zero Action Plan may be read at visionzeroboston.org.