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Easiest way to make traffic flow more freely in all of Florida! Increase the speed limit on I-95!

This solution is fundamentally cost effective & I fully believe it would help traffic flow better & create more revenue for the state.

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My idea is to increase the speed limit on I-95 from 55 to 70, and raise the minimum speed to 55.

This solution is fundamentally cost effective & I fully believe it would help traffic flow better & create more revenue for the state; as well as help to avoid costly traffic accidents - making our highways safer!

The solution is super easy & simple but can affect many areas.

Cost - Change speed limit signs is very cost affective.

Flow of traffic - Most jams on I-95 happen because a few slow drivers take up all lanes in parallel or the amount of cars doesn't allow flow. Increasing speed limits allows those who do not want to excede the limit to move faster. This creates more natural flow, opportunity for more cars to access the highway during the same time frame, & can actually be safer. Most other highways [turnpike, I-75, I-595] have higher speed limits & tend not to jam up like I-95.

Accidents - A lot of accidents happen from frustrated drivers trying to constantly switch lanes to get ahead of slow drivers. With the increase in speed this will encourage people to stay in their lanes making traffic safer. Even if there is someone holding up the "fast" left lane, if they are driving at least the speed limit they will be going 70mph under this proposed change.

Revenue - There are two express lanes on I-95. Also with access to the turnpike & express lanes on I-595 connecting to I-95, there is greater opportunity for a faster rate of vehicles in the express lanes. This will increase toll revenue exponentially. The system is already in place & working. Faster speed also gets people connected to the other toll roads quicker.

Describe who will use your solution (1,000 characters)

Everyone who drives the highway to commute will feel the affects of this change.

Describe your solution's stage of development

  • Initial Design - you are still exploring the idea and have not tested it with users
  • Prototype - you have built a prototype and tested it with potential users
  • Pilot - you have implemented your solution in a real-world scenario
  • Ready to Scale - you have completed and expanded your pilot and are seeing adoption of your solution by your intended user
  • Fully Scaled - you have already scaled your solution and are exploring new use cases

Tell us about your team or organization (500 characters)

My organization I am a part of is a collective of artists, business men, & creators of online content from Ohio, Arkansas & Florida.

Size of your team or organization

  • 2-10

Funding Request

  • $50,000

Describe how you would pilot your idea (1000 characters)

This would all be channeled through the county commission & implemented by the already in place mechanisms for updating signs on Florida highways.

Describe how you would measure the success of your pilot (1000 characters)

Toll revenue Accident reports Rate of traffic Community feedback


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Photo of Ollie Williams

So the slow people are still going to go slow and the fast people are going to go faster, and by doing this we will have fewer traffic issues? This concept makes my brain hurt.
A Florida Autobahn might be the perfect answer. Think of the tourism draw.

Photo of Evan Brysman

I think that thinking in general makes your brain hurt. Surprised there is something there to feel pain based on your comment.

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