Bloomberg and Sadik-Khan Announce New 20 MPH Slow Zones

Mayor Bloomberg and NYC DOT Commissioner Janette Sadik-Khan today announced an expansion of the city’s Slow Zone program, which lowers speed limits in selected areas from 30 to 20 mph and implements low-cost traffic-calming measures like speed humps.

Photo: NYC Mayor's Office

Bloomberg and Sadik-Khan were joined in Corona by NYPD Chief of Transportation Bureau James Tuller, City Council transportation chair James Vacca and other electeds for this afternoon’s announcement.

Locations of the 13 planned zones are as follows:

  • The Bronx: Mt. Eden, Baychester, Eastchester, Riverdale
  • Brooklyn: Boerum Hill
  • Manhattan: Inwood
  • Queens: Corona, Elmhurst, Jackson Heights/East Elmhurst, Auburndale
  • Staten Island: New Brighton/St. George, Dongan Hills, Rosebank

The city’s first slow zone was installed last November in the Claremont section of the Bronx. The city received more than 100 applications for slow zones from neighborhood groups.

We’ll have more on this story later today.