Dear King Boulevard: Why Isn’t Your Speed Limit 40 MPH?
Have you ever found yourself traversing on King Boulevard and realized you were speeding? If you answered yes, you would not be the only one.
King Boulevard is kind of a weird road that connects Poplar Street to West 13th Street. Yes, we know, eventually the two streets run perpendicular anyway, but King Blvd should technically be a short cut. Honestly it would be, IF the speed limit was 40 miles per hour, which unfortunately, it isn't.
There are a few businesses on King and bicyclist as well as pedestrians frequent it, especially in the warmer seasons, but I personally can NOT comprehend why the posted speed limit is 30 miles per hour.
After polling a few close friends and co-workers (that will remain nameless for their own safety), not a single person stated they actually did 30 MPH on that particular stretch of road.
Maybe there is a legal reason I'm not privy of, but if that's not the case, we need to collectively do something about this.