Slow Zone Coming To Grand Concourse In The Bronx As Part Of ‘Vision Zero’ Traffic Safety Plan

It is a novel idea and it would hopefully reduce the number of fatalities to zero. Thumbs up!

CBS New York

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — The Grand Concourse in the Bronx will become the city’s second “slow zone” as part of an effort to reduce speeding and traffic fatalities, city officials announced Thursday.

The Grand Concourse is the second of 25 planned arterial slow zones being put in place throughout the city as part of Mayor Bill de Blaiso’s “Vision Zero” plan.

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As part of the slow down, traffic signals will be retimed for 25 mph along the entire 5.2 mile corridor that officials said has seen 12 fatalities, including seven pedestrians, between 2008 and 2012.

“It is a shame that we live in a city where the first cause of death for children under 14 is car crash accidents,” Councilman Ydanis Rodriguez said.

Signs for slower speed limits will also be put…

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