Vision Zero

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

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)

New York City Speed Limit To Officially Drop To 25 MPH On Nov. 7

Get ready to slow down on city streets. For the first time in more than 50 years the City Council has voted to lower the speed limit.

10/07/2014

NYC cab (file/credit: Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

TLC Cracking Down On Unsafe Taxi Drivers

The TLC issued 5,000 safety-related summonses so far this year. That’s a 95 percent increase from last year.

09/30/2014

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)

Mayor De Blasio’s Vision Zero Plan Under Fire Following Pedestrian Deaths

De Blasio said he was right to call the plan Vision Zero because it’s calling out to people to change their behavior.

09/29/2014

Mayor Bill de Blasio announces the installation of more speed cameras need New York City schools on Sept. 2, 2014. (credit: Juliet Papa/1010 WINS)

More Speed Cameras Being Installed Near NYC Schools

New York City is installing more speed cameras near schools as part of Mayor Bill de Blasio’s Vision Zero plan.

09/02/2014

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)

Police Begin Enforcing New Reduced Speed Limits In NYC

City officials are hoping that by lowering the speed limit from 30 to 25 mph and ticketing drivers, they can help prevent future fatalities.

08/04/2014

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

Ambulance (credit: clipart.com)

Police: Pedestrian Killed By SUV On Upper West Side

Jean Chambers was struck around 11 a.m. at the intersection of West 95th Street and West End Avenue by a 2004 Ford Explorer as its driver made a left turn, police said.

07/10/2014

Jackie Haeflinger (credit: Image via Facebook)

Woman Chasing Her Dog Struck, Killed By Garbage Truck In Chelsea

The incident took place at around 10 a.m. at 7th Avenue and 15th Street in Chelsea, EMS officials said.

07/02/2014

Mayor Bill de Blasio signs 11 "Vision Zero" bills into law on June 23, 2014 in Queens. (credit: Juliet Papa/1010 WINS)

Mayor De Blasio Signs 11 ‘Vision Zero’ Bills Into Law

The mayor will sign nearly a dozen bills that involve the city-wide speed limit, red light and speed cameras and other aspects of the plan.

06/23/2014

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

Staten Island Traffic Stop

NYPD Begins 3-Week Traffic Enforcement Crackdown

Police will be focusing on speeding, driving while using a cellphone, improper turns, disobeying traffic signs and failing to yield to pedestrians.

06/16/2014

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

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