Speed limits as low as 10 and 20 mph coming to some New York City streets

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Thursday, June 27, 2024
Some NYC streets to soon have speed limits as low as 20 and 10 mph
Sammy's Law gives the city the authority to adjust the speed limit in select areas.

NEW YORK CITY (WABC) -- Some streets in New York City will soon have speed limits as low as 20 or even 10 mph.

Sammy's Law gives the city the authority to adjust the speed limit in select areas.

Those areas include select schools, Open Streets, Shared Streets, and other areas called "Regional Slow Zones" in each borough.

The first "Regional Slow Zone" to be considered will be lower Manhattan south of Canal Street and would be implemented by the end of this year or early next year.

Individual streets can be lowered to 20 mph while select streets undergoing safety-related redesigns could be lowered to 10 mph.

NYC DOT will begin publicly notifying community boards on its proposals this summer, with a 60-day comment period to follow before implementation.

"New Yorkers deserve safe streets, no matter how they travel. Whether it's via car, bus, bike, or walking, Sammy's Law provided a tool to make sure everyone arrives safely to their destination," said Deputy Mayor for Operations Meera Joshi.

"We are extremely grateful for Families for Safe Streets and Amy Cohen, who has tirelessly advocated in honor of her son Sammy Cohen Eckstein for the City to have greater control over our speed limits," NYC DOT Commissioner Ydanis Rodriguez said.

Beginning in September, following a 60-day public comment period, NYC DOT will begin reducing speed limits in 250 locations by the end of 2025.


The Bronx

- E 139 Street, from Willis Avenue to Alexander Avenue

- Courtlandt Ave, E 156 St to E 157 St

- E 151 St, Courtlandt Ave to Morris Ave

- E 156 St, Concourse Village W to Morris Ave

- Gerard Ave, E 167 St to E 168 St

- St Ann's Ave, E 149 St to Westchester Ave

- Tinton Ave, E 150 St to E 152 St

- Sheridan Ave, E 171 St to E 172 St

- Walton Ave, E 179 St to E 171 St

- Prospect Ave, E 175 St to E Tremont Ave

- Wallace Ave, Mace Ave to Waring Ave

- E 225 St, White Plains Rd to Barnes Ave

- E 172 St, St Lawrence Ave to Beach Ave

- Netherland Ave, Kappock St to W 227 St

- Reeds Mill Ln, Bivona St to Steenwich Ave


- Seventh Ave, 43 St to 44 St

- Dean St, Saratoga Ave to Thomas Boyland St

- MacDonough St, Lewis Ave, Marcus Garvey Blvd

- Christopher Ave, Sutter Ave to Belmont Ave

- Ashford St, Belmont Ave to Pitkin Ave

- Prospect Park West, Grand Army Plaza to Bartel Pritchard Square

- E 94 St, E New York Ave to Rutland Rd

- Fenimore St, Brooklyn Ave to Rutland Rd

- Ninth Ave, 63 St to 64 St

- 45 St, Fort Hamilton Pkway to Tenth Ave

- Lenox Rd, E 39 St to E 40 St

- E 96 St, Ave D to Foster Ave

- Sackman St, Belmont Ave to Sutter Ave

- Fort Greene Pl, Fulton St to Dekalb Ave

- Lewis Ave, Hart St to Willoughby Ave


- W 138 St, Amsterdam Ave to Broadway

- W 64 Street, West End Avenue and Amsterdam Avenue

- E 120 St, Lexington Ave to Third Ave

- E 128 St, Lexington Ave to Third Ave

- Morningside Ave, W 126 St to W 127 St

- Audubon Avenue, West 165th Street to Fort George Avenue

- E 112 St, Second Ave to Third Ave

- E 120 St, Second Ave to Third Ave

- E 120 St, Madison Ave to Park Ave

- E 128 St, Madison Ave to Park Ave


- 112 St, 37 Ave to 34 Ave

- 47 Ave, 108 St to 111 St

- 155 St, 108 Ave to 109 Ave

- 167 St, 108 Rd to 109 Ave

- Union Hall St ,109 Ave to 110 Ave

- 144 St, 88 Ave to 88 Rd

- 143 St, Linden Blvd to 115 Ave

- 105 St, 35 Ave to 37 Ave

- 31 Ave, 60 St to 61 St


The Bronx

- Jennings St, Bronx from Prospect Ave to Bristow St (to be redesigned later this summer)


- Willoughby Ave, from Washington Park to Washington Ave

- Berry St, from Broadway to N12th St

- Underhill Ave, from Pacific St to Eastern Parkway

- Sharon St, from Olive St to Morgan Ave


Broadway, from:

- 18 St to 23 St

- 24 St to 25 St

- 27 St to 33 St

- 38 St to 39 St

- 48 St to 50 St


34th Avenue, from:

- 69 St to 77 St

- 78 St to 93 St

- 94 St to Junction Blvd

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