NEW YORK (AP) — An 8-mile stretch in Brooklyn and Queens will get new 25 mph speed limit signs as part of a campaign to reduce pedestrian fatalities in New York City.
The signs will be posted by the end of the month along Atlantic Avenue, from the East River in Brooklyn to the Woodhaven, Queens. Additional blue signs declaring the area a "slow zone" also will go up.
The current speed limit along the corridor is 30 mph.
According to city statistics, there were 13 pedestrian deaths along Atlantic Avenue from 2008 to 2012.
The busy thoroughfare is the first of 25 "arterial slow zones" planned as part of Mayor Bill de Blasio's "Vision Zero" plan.