‘Vision Zero’ Drops McGuinness Blvd. Speed Limit To 25 MPH

'Vision Zero' Drops McGuinness Blvd. Speed Limit To 25 MPH

Earlier this month, Atlantic Avenue became the first of 25 major roadways in the city to have its speed limit dropped from 30 m.p.h. to 25 m.p.h. in an effort to curb traffic deaths.

Now, as promised, another thoroughfare has had its speed limit decreased and this time, it’s Greenpoint’s McGuinness Boulevard.

According to the Brooklyn Paper, the new McGuinness Blvd. ‘slow zone’ will stretch from the foot of the Pulaski Bridge at Freeman Street to the intersection of McGuinness and Bayard Street, which sits just short of the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway. Additionally, traffic lights along the roadway will be reconfigured in an additional effort to slow motorists down.

The new speed limit signs will go up on May 12 and all work should be completed by the end of May.

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