Slow zone to be implemented along Grand Concourse as part of Mayor de Blasio's Vision Zero intitiative
THE BRONX - City officials say they are working with the NYPD to make a busy Bronx neighborhood safer for pedestrians and drivers.
Officials said at a news conference today that a slow zone will span all 5.2 miles of the Grand Concourse. Traffic signals will be timed to match the speed limit, which has been lowered from 30 mph to 25 mph.
The NYPD says it is going to be a lot stricter with enforcing speed limits in the area. Officials are touting this as one of many changes Mayor Bill de Blasio's Vision Zero initiative will bring to streets in the Bronx and all over the city.
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The Department of Transportation will also be adding more speed cameras, creating more bike lanes and creating safer pedestrian islands to hopefully bring down the number of car-related deaths and injuries. Residents say they are on board with these changes if they mean safer streets.
The slow zones signs will start to appear along the Grand Concourse early next month.