The City's goal was to reduce speed limits at as many local schools as possible. State law allows speed limits to be reduced to 15 mph if they meet all of the following criteria:
- Within 500 feet of the school (approximately one city block)
- Residential neighborhood, which is defined by state law as 13 or more contiguous homes or business structures
- The street can only have a maximum of two traffic lanes
Streets may be reduced to 25 mph speed limit if they within 500-1,000 feet from the school.
All streets neighboring local schools were considered and evaluated; those that did not meet the above requirements are were not candidates for lower speed limits.