The speed limit on Woodside Avenue was recently raised from 30 miles per hour to 35 MPH, according to Mark Dreger, who’s lived in the neighborhood his whole life. Dreger posted a photo in the Streetsblog comments section of a 30 MPH sign on Woodside, with a 35 MPH sign seen right behind it, in what appeared to be slip up by the crews who switched them out.
But those speed limit increases never appeared on the agenda for the SFMTA’s bi-weekly engineering hearings, which are required for such changes, as far as we can tell. When we asked the SFMTA about it, however, spokesperson Paul Rose said the agency had no record of a 30 MPH speed limit on those streets.
“There has not been a change in speed at this location, as it was always legislated for 35 MPH,” said Rose. “We do not have records of installation of a 30 MPH sign at Woodside/Laguna Honda, so we removed that sign.”
The response is especially perplexing since images from Google Street View, dated March 2011, clearly show the 30 MPH sign seen in Dreger’s photo, while the 35 MPH sign is nowhere to be found.
When that was explained to Rose, he still shrugged his shoulders. “Yeah, it was legislated for 35 MPH and we have no record of a 30 MPH sign installation. According to records, the 35 MPH sign was down and was recently repaired.”