Reduced Speed Limits in NYC

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NYC Vision Zero & Speed Limits

In alignment with its Vision Zero initiative, New York City is reducing the speed limit by 5 MPH on nine high-crash roads in the city. Further, the city built the largest speed camera network in the world by installing them in all 750 school zones citywide. These changes will impact motorists tremendously, as they may be subject to increased traffic tickets and the potential loss of their driving privileges.

The Vision Zero campaign aims to prioritize protecting the public by engaging in projects that help reduce traffic crashes and increase both driver and pedestrian safety. Efforts like the ones mentioned above are contributing to the city’s Vision Zero initiative and will continue to increase both safety and traffic tickets alike.

The nine NYC streets whose speed limits are reduced by 5 MPH are, for the most part, arterial highways that are heavily used by pedestrians and cyclists. The following streets are subject to lowered speed limits:


  • Flatbush Avenue from Grand Army Plaza to Empire Boulevard, 0.8 miles (30 MPH to 25 MPH)
  • Shore Parkway Service Road from Bay Eighth Street to Plumb Third Street, 4.8 miles (30 MPH to 25 MPH)
  • Dahlgren Place from 86th Street to 92nd Street, 0.3 miles (30 MPH to 25 MPH)


  • Riverside Drive from 165th Street to 181st Street, 0.8 mile (30 MPH to 25 MPH)


  • Bruckner Boulevard from East 135th Street to Pelham Bay Park, 6.5 miles (30 MPH to 25 MPH)
  • Webster Avenue from East 233 Street to East Gun Hill Road, 1.2 miles (30 MPH to 25 MPH)


  • Rockaway Boulevard from 150th Ave to Third Street (Nassau County border), 2.5 miles (40 MPH to 35 MPH)
  • Northern Boulevard from 114th Street to Glenwood Street (Nassau County border), 7 miles (30 MPH to 25 MPH)

Staten Island:

  • Targee Street from West Fingerboard Road to Broad St, 1.8 miles (30 MPH to 25 MPH)

Got a Ticket? We Can Fight It!

Our NYC traffic ticket lawyers at Gannes & Musico, LLP understand that these recently reduced speed limits will take a while to adjust to, especially for longtime city residents. As such, drivers will inevitably forget about these changes as they acclimate to the new rules and may suffer a traffic ticket.

Luckily, our attorneys have a combined 30 years of experience and proven track record for success in fighting traffic tickets. We’ve helped thousands of clients resolve their traffic tickets and can confidently help you work for the same result.

To get started on fighting your charges and moving forward with your life, contact (877) 803-2603 to schedule a free consultation today!

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