Speed Limits

Speed limit signs of 20 mph have been posted around Central Park for both cars and bicycles. (credit: Sonia Rincon/1010 WINS)

NYC Lowers Bike Speed Limit In Central Park

The city has been posting signs in the park declaring a 20-mph speed limit for both vehicles and bikes. That’s a drop from 25 mph.

12/01/2014

Traffic cop (Credit: CBS 2)

New Slow Zones To Take Effect Monday In NYC

New lower speed limits — part of Mayor Bill de Blasio’s “Vision Zero” initiative aimed at curbing pedestrian deaths — will take effect on some major roadways Monday.

08/03/2014

A Right of Way's speed limit sign on Prospect Park West (credit: Roger Stern/1010 WINS)

Safety Group’s Speed Limit Signs Look Official

A group advocating to lower speed limits in New York City has posted signs along Prospect Park West in Brooklyn. The signs, however, look an awful lot like official speed limit signs.

11/24/2013

A bill with the transportation committee could reduce the speed limit on streets like this to 20 mph. (Credit CBS 2)

Proposed Legislation Would Lower Speed Limits On Most City Side Streets

There is a new push to reduce the speed limit from 30 to 20 mph on many residential streets, CBS 2’s Don Champion reported.

11/05/2013

New Jersey Turnpike (file / via Wikipedia)

N.J. Lawmaker Wants To Raise Turnpike, Parkway Speeds

Assemblyman Declan O’Scanlon said that he’s been consulting with traffic engineers and wants to introduce a bill that would increase the speed limits.

08/14/2013