The recent drop in speed limit on Back Beach Road near Pier Park stirred up a lot of discussion on our Facebook wall, and we’d like to hear more thoughts on the speed change from 55mph to 45mph.
From Hills Road to Colina Circle, the speed limit has been changed from 55mph to 45mph. These changes were due to the amount of traffic, accidents, and the struggle for cars to pull out of Pier Park safely. The decrease was also inspired by the recent number of tragedies in the area in past months. One thing to consider is that the area will soon be seeing a Wal-Mart.
While it’s too early to tell how people feel about the change, it seems that opinions are split. Those who live in the neighborhoods around Pier Park seem to lean in favor of the lowered speed limit, while those who pass through see it as ineffective. A common standpoint seems to be that the change isn’t going to be fun, but if it keeps people safer – then it’s a necessary one.
That being said, how do you feel about the speed limit being lowered to 45mph around Pier Park?