Southern Boulevard, Gun Hill Road slow zones created as part of Mayor Bill de Blasio’s Vision Zero initiative

Four miles of Southern Boulevard and three miles

Four miles of Southern Boulevard and three miles of Gun Hill Road will become a slow zone as part of the Vision Zero initiative. (Credit: News 12 )

THE BRONX - Mayor Bill de Blasio's plan for safer streets in the borough is closer to becoming a reality.

Four miles of Southern Boulevard and three miles of Gun Hill Road will become a slow zone as part of the Vision Zero initiative.

The Southern Boulevard slow zone begins at Southern and Bruckner boulevards and ends at Fordham Road. On Gun Hill Road, the zone is from Jerome Avenue to the Thruway.

According to the DOT, the Southern Boulevard zone has seen three fatalities in the past six years. It also says that since 2008, four pedestrians have been killed in accidents crossing throughout the 3-mile stretch of Gun Hill Road.

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Trending Video

A study says 88 percent of walking trips 1 Word on the Street: Walking with GPS
VIDEO: Bronx restaurant owner attacked, robbed in apartment 2 VIDEO: Bronx restaurant owner attacked, robbed in apartment building
VIDEO: Suspected gang members arrested in the Bronx 3 VIDEO: Suspected gang members arrested in the Bronx
4 VIDEO: Brooklyn Botanic Garden to host annual Sakura Matsuri Festival
Proponents of the half-priced MetroCards will meet in 5 Lawmakers call for half-priced metro cards for low-income New Yorkers

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Features

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE