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12.30.14 Prachi Gupta

In the midst of a very trying week, here’s a major win for Mayor Bill de Blasio: The number of pedestrian traffic deaths in the city is at its lowest point since 1910. The New York Daily News reports that as of Sunday, the city suffered 131 pedestrian traffic-related fatalities in 2014. That number is […]

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11.19.14 Prachi Gupta

Just two weeks after the speed limit for New York City was reduced from 30 MPH to 25 MPH, officials have announced that Central Park’s speed limit will go down to 20 MPH from 25 MPH. It will apply to both motorists and cyclists. Additionally, barricades will be set up to separate people from cars […]

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11.07.14 Amy K. Nelson

It took 11 days after the bill’s signing, but on Friday Mayor Bill de Blasio sees part of his “vision zero” plan to fruition when nearly all roads in this city drop to a 25-MPH speed limit. The move comes amid many high-profile pedestrian deaths, and while it’s only 5 MPH slower, it gives hope […]

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10.28.14 Amy K. Nelson

After several high-profile traffic-related deaths in the city, Mayor Bill de Blasio signed a new bill on Monday that lowered the city’s speed limit to 25 MPH. The bill is part of de Blasio’s “vision zero” plan, which aims to eradicate traffic deaths within the next decade. The mayor signed the bill on the Lower […]

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02.03.14 Andy Cush

New York City may be able to decide its own speed limits, thanks to a new bill sponsored by State Senator Malave Dilan of Bushwick. A previous bill, which sought to reduce the speed limit to 20MPH on residential streets throughout the city, was withdrawn from City Council when it became clear that regulations in Albany […]

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07.11.12 Joshua Rivera

Last fall saw the opening of New York City’s first 20-mph “slow zone” in the Bronx, complete with speed bumps and extra signage. Soon, Inwood will be home to the first slow zone in Manhattan. And Tuesday, Mayor Bloomberg announced that thirteen new slow zones will be added to different neighborhoods, with more to be […]

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