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Beginning Monday, September 13, the City of Madison will move to the next stage of speed changes in this city-wide effort for the Vision Zero initiative. The posted speed limit on Whitney Way from Raymond Road to the Beltline will change from 30 mph to 25 mph. Similar to the recent Park Street changes, digital signboards will temporarily be placed in the area to remind drivers of the speed limit changes.

Whitney Way is a residential street with an elementary school and a middle school. A speed reduction of 5mph will change the travel time along this 1.1-mile stretch of Whitney Way by less than 30 seconds. However, lowering the speed limit even 5 mph helps ensure the safety of our streets as a person is about 70 percent more likely to be killed if they’re struck by a vehicle traveling at 30 mph versus 25 mph.

Additional streets that will welcome speed limit reductions later in 2021 include:

  • Cottage Grove Rd
    • Drexel to State Highway 51 (reduced to 25 mph from 30 mph)
    • State Highway 51 to Flora (reduced to 30 mph from 35 mph)
  • Whitney Way
    • Sheboygan Ave to Mineral Point Rd (reduced to 25 mph from 30 mph)
    • Mineral Point Rd to Tokay Blvd (reduced to 30 mph from 35 mph)
  • Mineral Point Rd from Whitney Way to Science Dr (reduced to 35 mph from 40 mph)
  • Whitney Way from the Beltline to Raymond Rd (reduced to 25 mph from 30 mph)
  • N Thompson Dr from Sycamore to State Highway 30 (reduced to 25 mph from 30 mph)

City news release on previous reduction to Park Street
Vision Zero Continues Speed Reductions, Park Street is Next Up

What is Vision Zero?
Vision Zero is a data driven strategy intended to eliminate traffic deaths and severe injuries on City streets by 2030 while increasing safe, healthy, equitable mobility for all. For more information about the City of Madison’s Vision Zero initiative and to sign up for Vision Zero news updates, please see