Lowered Speed Limits in Saint Paul and Minneapolis
August 2020: New speed limits in the Twin Cities will be 20 mph for local residential streets; 25 mph for larger, arterial and collector city-owned streets; and 30-plus mph for a few city-owned streets. Per Minnesota law, cities do not have authority to change speed limits on county and MnDOT (state) roads. Speed limits on these streets in Minneapolis and Saint Paul will not change. An interactive speed limit map of Saint Paul is available here. More information from the City of Saint Paul is available here.
Once the busier streets are signed, the cities will then install “gateway signs” at entry points in both cities, indicating the citywide speed limit is 20 mph unless otherwise posted. Once the gateway signs are installed, the 20 mph speed limit on local residential streets will be in effect. The cities will generally not be posting 20 mph signs on local residential streets. The cities expect the sign installation to be completed by Fall 2020.
As part of this change, the City of Saint Paul has released a "Community Toolkit". The Macalester-Groveland Community Council has received 90 "20 is Plenty" signs for neighbors and community members to place in their yards, boulevards, businesses, etc.
"20 is Plenty" Sign Pick-Ups:
- Tuesday, August 25, 4pm-5pm in front of Edgcumbe Rec Center (320 Griggs St S)
- Wednesday, August 26, 11am-12pm in front of Groveland Rec Center (2021 St. Clair)
The MGCC Transportation Committee has listed locations they consider to be "priority" locations for these signs (locations where drivers may be confused about the change in speed limit or less likely to comply with the new lowered speed limit). If you live near the locations marked on the map below, please consider picking up a "20 is Plenty" sign at one of our sign pick-up dates. '
Anyone in Macalester-Groveland is welcome to pick-up and display a sign. However, please make sure you are displaying a "20 is Plenty" sign on a residential City-owned street whose speed limit is being lowered to 20 mph.
- Metro Transit (Bus lines 83, 84, 144, 63, 70, 74, 87, and 134 all run through the neighborhood)
- Hour Car: Car Sharing program
- Nice Ride Bike Sharing Program
- General City of Saint Paul Parking Information
Reminder: Effective January 3, 2015, no trailer may be parked on any street or alley within the City of Saint Paul unless connected to a motor vehicle capable of transporting it.
- Parking Ordinance Card (click to download) - Handy pocket reminder of Saint Paul parking ordinances - keep one with you or give one to a neighbor.
- Residential Permit Parking Information
Current Projects & Road Conditions
- Saint Paul Public Works Service Directory - Most Frequently Called Phone Numbers
- City Road Construction Projects
- MNDOT Road and traffic conditions
- Street Maintenance Service Program - Changes are coming to the City of Saint Paul’s Right-of-Way Maintenance Assessment. A new Street Maintenance Service Program has been proposed for 2017.
- Saint Paul Connect App: for iPhone, iPad and Android. Easily report potholes, burnt-out streetlights, damage to street signs, and icy spots on city streets through this app. It uses GPS technology to pinpoint your location, gives you the option to upload a photograph, and routes your report to the appropriate city department for follow-up. You can track your report from the time you send it to the time it's completed.
- Report a pothole: Call the Saint Paul Street & Bridge Maintenance Division at (651)-266-9700, send an email to email@example.com, or use the "Report an Issue" button on the Saint Paul SeeClickFix site. Please be sure to include the location of the pothole you are reporting (street name and nearest cross streets).
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 651-695-4000 to bring a Transportation related concern to the Macalester-Groveland Community Council Transportation Committee, which meets the 4th Monday of each month at 6:30pm at the Edgcumbe Rec Center.