Heeding calls from City Council Members Mark Levine and Helen Rosenthal, the city has changed the speed limit on Riverside Drive from 103rd to 135th street to 25 mph from 30, according to Streetsblog. Most of the rest of the neighborhood (and much of the city) is already at 25 mph, as part of the mayor’s Vision Zero plan.
“Sometime in the last few weeks, DOT installed 25 mph signs on Riverside south of 135th Street. DOT said the speed limit will be lowered to 25 mph from 135th Street to 165th Street before the year is out.
Through October of this year, drivers injured nine pedestrians and seven cyclists on Riverside Drive between 103rd Street and 165th Street, according to DOT crash data. Thirty-three motor vehicle occupants were injured on that segment of Riverside during those 10 months, a sign that motorists are colliding at high speeds.”
Photo at 116th street and Riverside Drive by Mark Garbowski.