Framingham Traffic Commission: Data Shows Speeding Not An Issue on Beaver Street

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By Ashlyn Kelly

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FRAMINGHAM – The Framingham Traffic Commission briefly discussed speeding concerns on Beaver Street during its March 21 meeting.

Framingham Traffic Commission Chair William Sedewitz said the Commission was requested to take “another look” at speeding after it collected data in March and in September of 2020.

More data was collected between February 1-2 of 2022 and “volumes are up on Beaver Street,” but speeds did not change “appreciably.”

The posted speed limit on Beaver Street was 35 miles per hour in March of 2020.

It was lowered to 30 miles per hour in mid-2020.

The average speed in 2020 was 28 and 29 miles per hour and it was the same again when data was collected in February 2022.

The 85th percentile speed, or the speed of which 85% of the vehicles traveled at or less, increased by one mile per hour in one direction and two miles per hour in the other direction, according to Sedewitz.

“So it wasn’t particularly significant,” added Sedewitz.

The Traffic Commission took no action on the matter.

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Ashlyn Kelly is a Spring 2022 SOURCE intern. She is a is a senior communication arts major with minors in political science and journalism at Framingham State University. When she is not writing an article, you can usually find her in a theatre.

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