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PULLMAN, Wash. – Students returning here to the main campus of Washington State University next month for the start of fall semester will find they need to adjust to a slightly slower pace than last year – at least when it comes to driving on and around campus.
WSU Assistant Chief of Police Steve Hansen said this week that, effective August 2, his office will begin enforcing a 20-mile-per-hour speed limit on all campus streets as part of an ongoing effort to promote pedestrian safety.
“In late 2012, we lowered the speed limit on Stadium Way from 25 to 20 miles per hour,” said Hansen. “We received a pretty positive response at that time from both drivers and pedestrians, so we anticipate a similar response this fall as we extend the lower speed limit across the rest of the campus.”
Hansen said the speed limit on a majority of the roads on campus is already 20 miles per hour, so the change will only affect a few additional streets, including Grimes Way, North Fairway and Olympia Ave.
He said workers will begin replacing speed limit signage on August 2 and should complete the change-out the same day.
Steve Hansen, Assistant Chief, WSU Police, 509-335-8548, firstname.lastname@example.org