NYC reducing speed limits in select areas as Sammy's Law comes into effect

The law is named after 12-year-old Sammy Eckstein who was fatally struck by a driver in Brooklyn in 2013.

News 12 Staff

Jun 27, 2024, 9:30 PM

Updated 23 days ago

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New York City will be reducing the speed limit in certain areas across the five boroughs as Sammy's Law goes into effect.
The law is named after 12-year-old Sammy Eckstein who was fatally struck by a driver in Brooklyn in 2013.
This new legislation will allow certain streets to have their speed limits lowered to 20 mph outside of Manhattan, with some roads able to lower it to 10 mph.
The city will provide a 60-day notice and a comment period with local community boards.
Look below to see which streets in the Bronx and Brooklyn will be impacted.
The Bronx
  • East 139 Street, from Willis Avenue to Alexander Avenue
  • Courtlandt Avenue, East 156 Street to East 157 Street
  • East 151 Street, Courtlandt Avenue to Morris Avenue
  • East 156 Street, Concourse Village West to Morris Avenue
  • Gerard Avenue, East 167 Street to East 168 Street
  • St Ann’s Avenue, East 149 Street to Westchester Avenue
  • Tinton Avenue, East 150 Street to East 152 Street
  • Sheridan Avenue, East 171 Street to East 172 Street
  • Walton Avenue, East 179 Street to East 171 Street
  • Prospect Avenue, East 175 Street to East Tremont Avenue
  • Wallace Avenue, Mace Avenue to Waring Avenue
  • East 225 Street, White Plains Road to Barnes Avenue
  • East 172 Street, St. Lawrence Avenue to Beach Avenue
  • Netherland Avenue, Kappock Street to West 227 Street
  • Reeds Mill Lane, Bivona Street to Steenwick Avenue
Brooklyn
  • Seventh Avenue, 43 Street to 44 Street
  • Dean Street, Saratoga Avenue to Thomas Boyland Street
  • MacDonough Street, Lewis Avenue, Marcus Garvey Boulevard
  • Christopher Avenue, Sutter Avenue to Belmont Avenue
  • Ashford Street, Belmont Avenue to Pitkin Avenue
  • Prospect Park West, Grand Army Plaza to Bartel Pritchard Square
  • East 94 Street, East New York Avenue to Rutland Road
  • Fenimore Street, Brooklyn Avenue to New York Avenue
  • Ninth Avenue, 63 Street to 64 Street
  • 45 Street, Fort Hamilton Parkway to Tenth Avenue
  • Lenox Road, East 39 Street to East 40 Street
  • East 96 Street, Avenue D to Foster Avenue
  • Sackman Street, Belmont Ave to Sutter Avenue
  • Fort Greene Place, Fulton Street to Dekalb Avenue
  • Lewis Avenue, Hart Street to Willoughby Avenue


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