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Setting Urban Traffic Restrictions
CEE professor Peter Furth and associate teaching professor Daniel Dulaski were featured in a Boston.com article about "The 'absurd' reason Boston can't lower speed limits on its own". There is a state law that says thickly settled areas should be 30 mph and cities can only override that if traffic studies are done. However, the study which would set the limit at or below what 85% of the motorists travel, does not take into account the pedestrians, bicyclists, and residents of an urban environment.