NYC to Slow Traffic to 25 mph on 14 Major Streets

NEW YORK (AP) -

New York City is slowing down traffic on 14 major roadways as part of Mayor Bill de Blasio’s effort to cut down on pedestrian deaths.

The city Department of Transportation said Friday it will create 14 new 25-mph zones on major thoroughfares including Houston Street in lower Manhattan and Broadway from Columbus Circle to West 220th Street as part of the “Vision Zero” program that aims to eliminate traffic fatalities.

Other streets where speeds will be lowered include sections of Jerome Avenue in the Bronx, Flatbush Avenue in Brooklyn and Victory Boulevard on Staten Island.