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NY Reduces Speed Limit On Local Streets Starting Today

 
Posted Monday, August 4th 2014 @ 12pm

New York City is reducing the speed limit on more streets starting today, as the next phase of "Vision Zero" is rolled out. The atest phase of the plan involves slowing down traffic on 14 major roadways with new 25-mph zones.

According to ABC7 Eyewitness news:


The next round will start Monday with Jerome Avenue in the Bronx between East 161st Street to Bainbridge Avenue, with speed limits reduced by 5 mph and new signs indicating the change. Speeds limits will also be reduced to kick off the work week along Seventh Avenue from Central Park South to 11th Street in Manhattan.

Additional roadways include Coney Island Avenue, Utica Avenue, Flatbush Avenue and the Flatbush Avenue Extension in Brooklyn; Roosevelt Avenue and Metropolitan Avenue in Queens; Victory Boulevard in Staten Island; Seventh Avenue, Amsterdam Avenue, Bowery, Houston Street, Park Avenue and Avenue of the Americas in Manhattan; and Third Avenue in the Bronx.

In total, speeding will be reduced on more than 65 miles of major corridors that have seen 83 fatalities.

DOT Commissioner Polly Trottenberg said "Slow Zones are a critical and widely endorsed element of Vision Zero," adding, "We are glad to work closely with local communities in bringing these life saving measures to corridors across the City. These 14 additional zones meet another goal we set in February."

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