Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index New York Subscribe Log In Log In Today’s Paper New York | 2,000 Cameras Will Be Watching How You Drive in New York City Advertisement Supported by Will the nation’s largest urban network of speed cameras make the city safer or “one big speed trap?” ByWinnie Hu July 1, 2019 [What you need to know to start the day: Get New York Today in your inbox. ] Cameras have stood guard outside New York City schools for years to keep children safe from speeding cars. City officials say they have led to fewer injuries and crashes. Now the city is sharply expanding the use of such cameras to nearly every neighborhood. It’s part of a far-reaching effort to enforce speed limits, including on busy streets with no schools and at times when classes are out — at night, on holidays and during summer vacation. The result will be the … [Read more...] about 2,000 Cameras Will Be Watching How You Drive in New York City
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Deepti Hajela, Associated Press Updated 4:40 pm CDT, Tuesday, April 2, 2019 Motorists roll south on 7th Avenue in Times Square, Friday, March 29, 2019, in New York. Long ringed by some of the most expensive toll roads in the U.S., New York City is poised to take things even further with a plan to use automated license plate readers to charge drivers who motor into the most congested parts of Manhattan during times when crosstown traffic is at its worst. less Motorists roll south on 7th Avenue in Times Square, Friday, March 29, 2019, in New York. Long ringed by some of the most expensive toll roads in the U.S., New York City is poised to take things even further ... more Photo: Julie Jacobson, AP Photo: Julie Jacobson, AP Image 1 of / 9 Caption Close Image 1 of 9 Motorists … [Read more...] about New York will be first US city to charge congestion toll
DEEPTI HAJELA and DAVID KLEPPER AP, 1:50 PM NEW YORK (AP) — Long ringed by some of the most expensive toll roads in the U.S., New York City is poised to take things even further with a plan to use automated license plate readers to charge drivers who motor into the most congested parts of Manhattan during times when crosstown traffic is at its worst. If the plan becomes official as part of a state budget deal being hammered out this weekend, New York would be the first U.S. city to join the ranks of London, Stockholm, Milan and Singapore with such a system, forcing drivers to decide if the high price makes public transportation a better option or if the trip is worth it at all. Revenue from the tolls would go toward fixing the metropolitan area’s increasingly unreliable public transportation system. A proposal released last year by an advisory panel put together by New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said the tolls could raise about $1 billion a year. The congestion toll zone … [Read more...] about New York City may try tolling its way out of traffic mess. Here’s how.
As of 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, speed cameras are dead in New York City. Well, not dead exactly, but the city is no longer authorized to hand out $50 tickets to motorists caught by nearly all of the cameras. For drivers who thought speed cameras were a flagrant violation of due process, it’s great news. For those who claimed they helped reduce crashes and traffic deaths—and the city itself did—not so much. But the reason they died actually has nothing to do with the cameras themselves. Here’s how this went down. Until this week speed cameras operated in 140 school zones across the five boroughs (and issues with constitutionality aside, I think if you’re gonna put these anywhere, school zones are the best place for them.) Cameras in 20 of those school zones will keep ticketing until August under a different law, but the other 120 will not. Speed cameras (and red light cameras) have plenty of critics, who argue that they automatically render a motorist guilty … [Read more...] about Speed Cameras in New York City Are Shutting Down
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio has announced that cars will soon be banned from Central Park. Beginning on June 27, all roads through Central Park below 72nd Street will be a no-go zone for vehicles, with the exception of Parks Department vehicles and those used by emergency services, including the police. The decision to ban cars from the iconic park, visited by 42 million people last year, forms part of the city’s efforts to reduce traffic accidents and air pollution in the area, The New York Times reports. “This was not the purpose of this park, to be built for automobiles. Literally, it was built before there were automobiles. It was built for people. There’s gonna be a kind of peace and sense of security that wasn’t there before,” de Blasio said. Mayor Wants To Improve Pedestrian Safety New York introduced a previous limitation on vehicles in the park in 2015 which prevented drivers from accessing the northern part of the park. De Blasio is also … [Read more...] about New York City Decides To Totally Ban Cars From Central Park