Another interesting “special topic” question from Decatur’s 2014 Citizen Survey.
As you can see, over half of Decatur residents either strongly or somewhat support a 25 mph speed limit on Decatur roads. Notice the question says “most” Decatur road. State route speed limits, like Scott Boulevard, are controlled by the state.
After the jump, you can view from a proposed map, which was taken from the city’s Speed Limit study from a couple of years back. As you can see, basically all Decatur residential streets would be affected if Decatur implemented this new across-the-board speed limit of 25 mph. The city held public input sessions on this topic back in 2013. If the city moves forward with this change at some point in the future, the major change would be on 35 mph streets, like Commerce, Clairemont, College, South Candler, West Howard, etc.
Decatur Map (with 25 mph Proposal)
Decatur Map (with current speed limits)