Vision Zero: Many Montclair roads moving to 25 mph, mayor says

Brand-new 25 mph signs have been dug into the ground along Upper Mountain Avenue.

Chris Keating

Feb 22, 2024, 1:14 PM

Updated 58 days ago

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Montclair is looking to reduce the speed limit on every road in town to 25 mph. The latest roadway targeted for that change in speed limit is Upper Mountain Avenue.
Brand-new 25 mph signs have been dug into the ground along Upper Mountain Avenue. The stretch of road is residential and heavily used by walkers and bikers. For safety reasons, the township wants to drivers to slow down.
From Bloomfield Avenue to Jerome Place, the speed limit was reduced from 35 to 25. From Jerome to the border with Little Falls it was reduced from 30 to 25.
Because it’s a county-owned road, the township needed permission from the Essex County Commissioners to make the change - one that was granted.
Commissioner Brendan Gill lives in Montclair.
“There are many families and young people in this community that have been advocating for some time," said Gill.
Gill is part of the Vision Zero Task Force designed to eradicate traffic fatalities. He says this is one step closer to attaining that goal.


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