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Speed limit reduced in more parts of NYC

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NEW YORK (MYFOXNY) - The second phase of the De Blasio administration's Vision Zero initiative went into effect in New York City on Monday. The plan is part of a citywide effort to reduce traffic-related deaths.

The speed limit has been reduced by five miles an hour to 25 miles an hour for a stretch of Broadway and Jerome Ave. in The Bronx.

"Slow Zones are a critical and widely endorsed element of Vision Zero," said DOT Commissioner Trottenberg. "We are glad to work closely with local communities in bringing these life saving measures to corridors across the City. These 14 additional zones meet another goal we set in February."

The new slow zones are along Broadway in Manhattan from 59th St. - 220th St. and on Jerome Ave. from 161st St. to Bainbridge Ave. except between W. Gun Hill and Bainbridge, which will be at 30mph.

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