Chapter 8.16
SPEED REGULATIONS

Sections:

8.16.010    State speed laws applicable.

8.16.015    Penalty.

8.16.020    Decrease of state speed limit at certain intersections.

8.16.030    Increasing speed limit in certain zones.

8.16.040    Decrease of state law maximum speed.

8.16.060    Repealed.

8.16.070    Park speed regulations.

8.16.010 State speed laws applicable.

The state traffic laws regulating the speed of vehicles shall be applicable upon all streets within this city, except as this title, as authorized by state law, declares and determined upon the basis of engineering and traffic investigation that certain speed regulations shall be applicable upon specified streets or in certain areas, in which event it shall be unlawful for any person to drive a vehicle at a speed in excess of any speed so declared in this title when signs are in place giving notice thereof. [Ord. 1169 § 22, 1966].

8.16.015 Penalty.

Unless otherwise provided in this municipal code, by state statute adopted by reference, or by traffic infraction court rules, any person who violates any provision of this chapter shall be guilty of a traffic infraction, and shall be subject to a fine not to exceed $1,000 for each offense. [Ord. 2853 § 48, 1991].

8.16.020 Decrease of state speed limit at certain intersections.

It is determined upon the basis of an engineering and traffic investigation that the speed permitted by state law at the following street intersections is greater than is reasonable or safe under the conditions found to exist at such intersections and it is declared that a reasonable and safe speed limit thereat, which shall be effective at all times or during hours of daylight or darkness or at the times specified herein and within those intersections herein designated shall be as herein when appropriate signs are erected at such intersections or upon approaches thereto giving notice of the speed limit so declared thereat.

Name of Street

Speed Limit

Posted at All Times (or During Daytime)

None.

[Ord. 1169 § 23, 1966].

8.16.030 Increasing speed limit in certain zones.

It is determined upon the basis of an engineering and traffic investigation that the speed permitted by state law upon the following streets is less than is necessary for safe operation of vehicles thereon by reason of the designation and signposting of the streets as arterial highways and by reason of widely spaced intersections and it is declared that the speed limit shall be as hereinafter set forth on those streets or parts of streets designated in this section at the times specified when signs are erected giving notice thereof, but in no case shall the speed limit exceed 35 miles per hour, except with approval of state highway commission.

Name of Street

Speed Limit

Posted at All Times (or During Daytime)

1. Bowdoin Way, 5 Corners to 1100 Block

30 mph

all times

2. 76th Ave. West, Meadowdale Beach Road to 244th S.W.

30 mph

all times

3. 9th Avenue South, from Dayton Street to the southern city limits (50 feet north to 234th Street S.W.)

30 mph

all times

4. Main Street, 770 feet from 5 Corners to 9th Avenue

30 mph

all times

5. 100th Avenue W. between 232nd S.W. and 238th S.W.

30 mph

all times

6. 212th S.W. from 5 Corners to U.S. Highway 99

30 mph

all times

7. State Highway #104 (a/k/a 244th S.W.) from U.S. 99 to east city limits

40 mph

all times

8. 220th Street S.W. from the eastern city limits to SR #99

35 mph

all times

9. 220th S.W. from 9th South to 96th West

30 mph

all times

10. 238th Street S.W. between SR #99 and SR #104

30 mph

all times

11. State Highway #104 between 97th Avenue W. and 95th Place W.

35 mph

all times

12. 244th Street S.W. from SR #99 to SR #104

35 mph

all times

[Ord. 3218 §§ 1 – 4, 1998; Ord. 3173 §§ 1, 2, 1997; Ord. 3044 § 1, 1995; Ord. 2811 § 1, 1991; Ord. 2408 § 1, 1983; Ord. 2376, 1983; Ord. 2247 § 1, 1981; Ord. 2070 § 2, 1979; Ord. 1913 § 1, 1977; Ord. 1800 § 1, 1975; Ord. 1752 § 1, 1975; Ord. 1565 § 1, 1971; Ord. 1436, 1969; Ord. 1169 §§ 23, 24, 1966].

8.16.040 Decrease of state law maximum speed.

It is determined upon the basis of engineering and traffic investigation that the speed permitted by state law outside of business and residential districts as applicable upon the following set forth streets is greater than is reasonable or safe under the conditions found to exist upon the streets and it is declared that the speed limit shall be the miles per hour as herein set forth on those streets or parts of streets as herein designated at the times herein specified when signs are erected giving notice thereof.

Name of Street

Speed Limit

Posted at All Times (or During Daytime)

1. U.S. Highway 99 (PSH No. 1) from 220th S.W. to 228th S.W.

45 mph

all times

2. West side of U.S. Hwy. 99 (PSH No. 1) from 220th S.W. to 608 feet north of 212th S.W.

45 mph

all times

3. East side of U.S. Hwy. 99 (PSH No. 1) from 228th S.W. to 244th S.W.

45 mph

all times

4. Sixth Avenue South from Pine to Walnut Street

20 mph

all times

5. 75th Place West from North Meadowdale Road to the County Park

20 mph

all times

6. SR 524 (portions of Puget Drive, 9th Ave. N., Caspers Street and 3rd Ave. N.) from 300 feet east of 88th Ave. W. to Edmonds Street

30 mph

all times

7. SR 104 (Sunset Avenue) from Main to Dayton

25 mph

all times

8. SR 524 (3rd Ave.) from Edmonds Street to its junction with SR 104 (to Pine Street and thence east on Pine to SR 104)

25 mph

all times

9. State Highway #104 (Edmonds Way) from South end of 5th Avenue South to 95th Pl. W.

35 mph

all times

10. SR 524 (196th S.W.) from 300 feet east of 76th Ave. W. to 300 feet east of 88th Ave. W.

35 mph

all times

11. Sunset Avenue from Edmonds Street to Caspers Street

20 mph

all times

12. 175th Street S.W. west of 76th Ave. W. to the terminus thereof

20 mph

all times

[Ord. 4082 § 1, 2017; Ord. 4036 § 1, 2016; Ord. 4027, 2016; Ord. 3021 § 1, 1995; Ord. 2513, 1985; Ord. 2408 § 3, 1983; Ord. 2395, 1983; Ord. 2070 § 2, 1979; Ord. 1840 § 1, 1976; Ord. 1807 § 1, 1975; Ord. 1788 § 1, 1975; Ord. 1764 § 1, 1975; Ord. 1169 § 25, 1966].

8.16.060 Speed of trains within city limits.

Repealed. [Ord. 2784 § 1, 1990; Ord. 1648 § 1, 1973].

8.16.070 Park speed regulations.

When properly posted, the following speed limits shall apply in the designated public parks, beaches and playgrounds owned, leased or otherwise under the direct supervision and/or control of the city of Edmonds:

Name of Park     Speed Limit

Union Oil Beach
Parking Lot and
Access Road from Park

Lot to Admiral Way        15 mph

[Ord. 1916 § 1, 1977].