A street safety group posted 20 mph speed limit signs over the weekend in 11 New York City neighborhoods trying to get relief from speeding drivers.
Right of Way, a group vouching for safer streets for pedestrians and cyclists, pinned “20 is plenty” signs made to mimic real speed-limit signs in sections of Manhattan, Brooklyn and Queens, according to the group’s site.
The speed limit on most city streets is 30 mph.
“Reducing speed limits to 20 mph is a great first step to making our streets safer for everyone,” one organizer said on the site.
Each area where signs were installed had applied to have speed limits lowered from 30 mph to 20 mph under the city’s neighborhood slow zones program but hadn’t seen any action, according to the group’s website.
“These communities knew their streets were dangerous and asked the city to fix them, but were told 'no' or 'not yet' by the last administration,” another organizer said.
The signs were posted as the city tries to lower traffic deaths under Mayor de Blasio’s “Vision Zero” safety plan.