A City Always in a Hurry, NYC Seeks to Slow Down

Matt Flegenheimer reports on Mayor Bloomberg's announcement this week that the city plans to expand its so-called neighborhood slow-zone program, which is aimed at reducing driving speeds in neighborhoods across town.

Introduced with a pilot project in the Claremont section of the Bronx only last November, the expanded program would "lower the speed limit to 20 miles per hour from 30 in designated areas across as many as 13 neighborhoods," in an effort to further reduce the city's historically low level of traffic fatalities.

According to Flegenheimer, "The new zones, which may also feature speed bumps and special signs, were tentatively selected based on crash history, community support and proximity to schools, senior centers and day care centers, among other factors, the city said. The neighborhoods [for implementation] include Corona, Boerum Hill in Brooklyn, Riverdale in the Bronx, Inwood in Manhattan and Rosebank on Staten Island."  

Full Story: City Expands 20 M.P.H. Zones Across More Neighborhoods

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