In addition to the lowering of the speed limit, the DOT will reprogram traffic signals in an effort to calm traffic and discourage speeders.
Many activists and local elected officials were present for the announcement. “I’m thrilled that DOT chose Broadway from Columbus Circle to W. 220th Street to be an Arterial Slow Zone,” said Council Member Helen Rosenthal. “This corridor is a highly trafficked pedestrian area, and lowering the speed limit to 25 m.p.h. will save lives.”
The slow zoning is part of the Mayor’s Vision Zero safety plan.
By Caitlin Hawke