Speed Limit

The city announced plans to lower the speed limit to 20 mph for bike riders in Central Park (credit: CBS2)

City Unveils Plan To Lower Speed Limit For Bicyclists In Central Park

City Councilman Mark Levine said the city has the authority to change park speed limits without state approval.

11/18/2014

New 25 mph speed limit signs are seen at the Department of Transportation garage in Maspeth, Queens on Nov. 6, 2014. (credit: Marla Diamond/WCBS 880)

NYC’s New 25 MPH Speed Limit Goes Into Effect On Most City Streets

Crews were out Friday putting up new signs to replace those showing higher speed limits.

11/07/2014

New 25 mph speed limit signs are seen at the Department of Transportation garage in Maspeth, Queens on Nov. 6, 2014. (credit: Marla Diamond/WCBS 880)

New 25 MPH NYC Speed Limit Takes Effect Friday

The new default speed limit, which goes into effect Friday, will apply to all streets where no other limit is posted.

11/06/2014

Mayor Bill de Blasio signs measure that reduces the citywide speed limit from 30 miles per hour to 25. (credit: Juliet Papa/1010 WINS)

Mayor De Blasio Signs Measure Reducing City Speed Limit From 30 MPH To 25

The City Council passed the measure earlier this month as part of the mayor’s “Vision Zero” plan to reduce traffic deaths.

10/27/2014

An 8-mile stretch of Broadway and two dozen other areas have been designated slow zones - reducing the speed limit from 30 to 25 - in an effort to reduce pedestrian fatalities. (credit: Marla Diamond/WCBS 880)

City, TLC Launch ’25 Days to 25 MPH’ Public Awareness Campaign

Workers with the Department of Transportation were handing out flyers Wednesday to drivers on Vanderbilt Avenue in Brooklyn, warning motorists of the impending speed limit reduction.

10/15/2014

Gov. Andrew Cuomo signs law lowering New York City's speed limit (Credit: Monica Miller/WCBS 880)

Gov. Cuomo Signs Bill Lowering NYC Speed Limit To 25 MPH

A city website said about 4,000 New Yorkers are seriously injured and more than 250 are killed each year in car accidents.

08/09/2014

An 8-mile stretch of Broadway and two dozen other areas have been designated slow zones - reducing the speed limit from 30 to 25 - in an effort to reduce pedestrian fatalities. (credit: Marla Diamond/WCBS 880)

State Lawmakers Give OK To 25 MPH Speed Limit For New York City

The state Assembly approved the city’s request late Thursday and the Senate followed suit early Friday morning as the Legislature worked to adjourn their six-month session.

06/20/2014

An 8-mile stretch of Broadway and two dozen other areas have been designated slow zones - reducing the speed limit from 30 to 25 - in an effort to reduce pedestrian fatalities. (credit: Marla Diamond/WCBS 880)

City Council’s Speed Limit Bill May Be Stopped In Its Tracks

State Sen. Dean Skelos said the City Council’s measure to lower the speed limit to 25 mph might not come to the Senate floor for a vote.

06/19/2014

An 8-mile stretch of Broadway and two dozen other areas have been designated slow zones - reducing the speed limit from 30 to 25 - in an effort to reduce pedestrian fatalities. (credit: Marla Diamond/WCBS 880)

City Council Asks For Power To Lower Speed Limits

The New York City Council is asking the state Legislature for authority to lower the speed limit to 25 mph across the city.

06/18/2014

Demonstrators gather in City Hall Park to show support for lowering the speed limit in New York City. (credit: Juliet Papa/1010 WINS)

Advocates Rally To Support Lowering Speed Limit In NYC

With just nine days left in New York’s legislative session, a rally is being held to drum up support in Albany for lowering New York City’s speed limit.

06/10/2014

An 8-mile stretch of Broadway and two dozen other areas have been designated slow zones - reducing the speed limit from 30 to 25 - in an effort to reduce pedestrian fatalities. (credit: Marla Diamond/WCBS 880)

City Unveils Dozens Of New Slow Zones To Cut Down On Traffic Fatalities

Traffic lights will be re-timed and enforcement will stepped up in the new slow zones, where the speed limit drops 5 miles per hour from 30 to 25.

05/01/2014

An activist group has posted fake 20-mph speed limit signs around the city. (Credit CBS 2)

Activists Hope To Slow Speeding Drivers With Fake ’20-MPH Speed Limit’ Signs

A grass roots movement has taken the matter of stopping speeding drivers and reducing pedestrian fatalities into its own hands.

03/17/2014

FILE -- New York City traffic. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Lawmaker Proposes Lowering Speed Limit To 20 MPH In NYC

The legislation, introduced Thursday by Assemblyman Daniel O’Donnell, comes on the heels of a new safety push by Mayor Bill de Blasio, which includes stepped up traffic enforcement and fines from new speed cameras.

01/17/2014

Speed safety sign outside Saw Mill Road Elementary School in North Bellmore, N.Y., Oct. 8, 2013. (credit: Sophia Hall/WCBS 880)

Electronic Speed Signs Being Installed Near Hempstead Schools

The electronic signs display a driver’s speed as they go by. They’re posted below the signs alerting drivers that the speed limit in a school zone is 15 mph.

10/08/2013

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Connecticut Lawmaker: Drivers Don’t Obey 65 MPH Speed Limit, So Raise It

A Connecticut lawmaker has proposed raising the statewide maximum speed limit to 75 mph.

02/04/2013

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