Wednesday, January 4, 2017 update: According to City Councilor Michael Marks, fellow councilors unanimously passed his resolution to lower Medford’s default speed limit from 30 miles per hour to 25. The default speed limit is what drivers in the city have to obey when driving on roads where no speed limit is posted.
“The number one complaint I receive from residents is pedestrian safety,” said Councilor Marks.
Medford City Councilor Michael Marks thinks the city’s default speed limit should be lowered to 25 miles per hour from 30 mph.
Councilor Marks has a resolution on January 3’s City Council agenda. According to Marks, the state legislature recently voted to let communities lower the default speed limit in places where it’s not posted from 30 to 25 mph.
The Council will consider Marks’ resolution and others at their regularly scheduled meeting on Tuesday, January 3 at 7:00 pm at Medford City Hall. The meetings are broadcast live on the government channels on Comcast and Verizon.