Update: We hope everyone enjoyed a little April Fools’ Day fun. We understand that some of you took our tongue and cheek report seriously and drove at the 15mph. Thank you for driving so carefully with all the children and families walking and cycling down our streets. With everything that’s going on, it’s good to have some fun while we fight the war on the Coronavirus.
This is not our first April Fools’ Day article, so we thought we might share some of the April Fool’s Day posts of the past:
Effective April 1, 2020
The speed limit within the residential areas of Miami Springs will be temporarily dropped to 15 miles per hour. The Coronavirus quarantine along with our beautiful South Florida spring weather has led to the unexpected increase in the number of children and families that have taken to the streets to ride their bikes, go walking, running, jogging, skating, dog walking, etc.
With the increase in pedestrians on the streets, the City of Miami Springs, wants to ensure the safety and consistent social distancing for everyone. Also, due to the reduction in motor vehicle traffic, it’s not expected to have a serious impact in overall commute times.
The 15 mile per hour restriction does not apply to the business and commercial districts. It only applies to the residential portions of Miami Springs.
The single day 15 mph test will conclude at 11:59 P.M. Eastern Time on Wednesday, April 1, 2020. We appreciate your cooperation with this city-wide effort.
We hope you enjoy the 1st day of April.