passed a law lowering the speed limit on Glenwood Boulevard and Union Street to 25 miles an hour. The language of the law clarified that this was just the beginning: "Initially this law will apply only to Glenwood Boulevard and Union Street but can be amended from time to time by the Common Council to add additional streets." Discussion prior to passing the law made it clear that the ultimate goal was to lower the speed limit throughout the city. Now it seems it can happen without doing it piecemeal, a street or two at a time.
On Friday, August 12, Governor Kathy Hochul signed into law S02021A/A01007A, a bill that "authorizes cities, villages and towns to reduce the speed limit to twenty-five miles per hour." The Common Council can now do what they wanted to do in the first place: reduce the speed limit in Hudson from 30 to 25 miles an hour in one fell swoop.
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