War on Cars Watch: City Transportation Officials Say It’s Time to Slow Traffic Down

One of the reasons the National Association of City Transportation Officials was established was to challenge the highway-oriented thinking of state transportation departments. City streets, they argued, shouldn’t be treated like rural highways, and transportation policy should change to reflect the difference. Their latest salvo in this fight is a new guide for setting speed limits that throws out a rule that’s been in place since the 1940s.