Saint Paul and Minneapolis Have New, Lower Speed Limits
Saint Paul and Minneapolis have lowered speeds on city-owned streets this year to support safer streets. Slower speeds on our streets make travel safer for everyone no matter how they get around. Lower traffic speeds also reduce the likelihood of a crash and make a crash less likely to lead to death or a life-changing injury. A person hit at 35 mph is three times as likely to die as someone hit at 25 mph.
New speed limits are 20 mph for local residential streets; 25 mph for larger, arterial and collector city-owned streets; and 30-plus mph for a few city-owned streets. Per Minnesota law, cities do not have authority to change speed limits on county and MnDOT (state) roads. Speed limits on these streets in Minneapolis and Saint Paul will not change. (See Street Ownership Map at the bottom of this page.) Always follow all posted speed limits.
January 2021 Update:
Saint Paul Public Works has completed installing or changing more than 725 speed limit signs on city-owned streets, changing streets to 25 mph.
Saint Paul and Minneapolis have completed installation of new “gateway signs” at entry points in both cities, indicating the citywide speed limit is 20 mph unless otherwise posted. The cities will generally not be posting 20 mph signs on local residential streets. The 20 mph speed limit on residential streets is now in effect,