Introduced by Representatives Kupersmith of S. Burlington, Adams of Hartland, Aswad of Burlington, Barnard of Richmond, Branagan of Georgia, Clarkson of Woodstock, Cross of Winooski, Deen of Westminster, Evans of Essex, Masland of Thetford, McCullough of Williston, Milkey of Brattleboro, Parent of St. Albans City, Randall of Troy, Shaw of Derby, Smith of Morristown and Sweaney of Windsor
Subject: Motor vehicles; speed limits; 25 miles per hour; class 3 town highways
Statement of purpose: This bill proposes to authorize the legislative body of a municipality to establish a speed limit of less than 25 miles per hour on class 3 town highways in residential neighborhoods under specified circumstances.
AN ACT RELATING TO ESTABLISHING A SPEED LIMIT OF UNDER 25 MILES PER HOUR ON CLASS 3 TOWN HIGHWAYS
It is hereby enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Vermont:
Sec. 1. 23 V.S.A. § 1007(h) is added to read:
(h) Notwithstanding the 25‑mile per hour limitation provided for in subdivisions (a)(2) and (b)(2) of this section, the legislative body of a municipality may establish a speed limit of less than 25 miles per hour on a class 3 town highway or a segment of a class 3 town highway under the following conditions:
(1) the highway serves a residential neighborhood in which there are at least 10 housing units in any one-quarter mile area, or in less than a one‑quarter mile area, the same proportion of housing units;
(2) the highway does not carry through traffic;
(3) there are no sidewalks; and
(4) the traveled portion of the highway is 20 feet wide or fewer.
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