De Blasio: Reduce speed limit on some NYC streets - Los Angeles Local News | FOX 11 LA KTTV

De Blasio: Reduce speed limit on some NYC streets

Posted: Updated:
NEW YORK (MYFOXNY) -

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio has announced the Vision Zero action plan to help reducing citywide speed limit on large streets from 30 mph to 25 mph and put up more red light cameras and speed cameras.

Vision Zero will increase the number of police officers in the NYPD's Highway Division from 190 to 263. And the city's Department of Transportation will redesign some streets after community input. Planners will add traffic control things red light cameras speed bumps and slow zones in an effort to reduce traffic deaths, which were almost as high as homicides.

To emphasize their point, de Blasio and other city officials had at the news conference the families of traffic victims, including the mother of little Alison Liao, 3, who was run over on a Sunday afternoon in October in flushing by a SUV while crossing on a green light with her grandmother.

NYC needs permission from Albany to reduce overall speed to 25 mph and for more than 160 red light cameras and 20 speed cameras. The mayor is hopeful as are advocates. This is a home-rule issue, so if the city can get control of these changes it could also impact de Blasio's universal pre-K and tax-on-the rich plans.

  • Local NewsLocal NewsMore>>

  • Connecticut man charged in Yale hoax threat

    Connecticut man charged in Yale hoax threat

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 3:33 PM EDT2014-04-23 19:33:11 GMT
    New Haven police say they have charged a Westbrook with making a hoax call in November to say an armed man was heading to shoot up Yale University.
    Police say they have charged a Connecticut man with making a call in November in which he falsely claimed an armed man was on his way to shoot up Yale University. New Haven police said Wednesday that 50-year-old Jeffrey Jones, of Westbrook, has been charged with falsely reporting an incident, threatening, reckless endangerment, misuse of the emergency 911 system and breach of peace.
  • Camilla's brother dies in New York after head injury

    Camilla's brother dies in New York after head injury

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 3:10 PM EDT2014-04-23 19:10:58 GMT
    The brother of Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, has died after sustaining a serious head injury following a fall in New York, British royal officials said Wednesday. Clarence House said that the 62-year-old Mark Shand died in the hospital Wednesday after falling late Tuesday.
    The brother of Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, has died after sustaining a serious head injury following a fall in New York, British royal officials said Wednesday. Clarence House said that the 62-year-old Mark Shand died in the hospital Wednesday after falling late Tuesday.
  • Port Authority could rescind $1 NJ Transit lease

    Port Authority could rescind $1 NJ Transit lease

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 2:57 PM EDT2014-04-23 18:57:07 GMT
    NJ TransitNJ Transit
    The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey is holding its monthly board meeting, two days after it heard from a panel on what it needs to do to improve its accountability and efficiency and restore public trust.
    The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey could rescind a $1-a-year lease for a park-and-ride lot near the Lincoln Tunnel. The agency's chief of real estate and development told a committee Wednesday that it should change a deal made in 2012. Published reports have alleged that former Port Authority chairman David Samson voted to approve the lease even though his law firm did business with New Jersey Transit, which operates the park-and-ride lot.
Powered by WorldNow

KTTV FOX 11
1999 S. Bundy Dr.
Los Angeles CA 90025

Main: (310) 584-2000
News Tips? (310) 584-2025

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Ad Choices