BED-STUY - The city is increasing its efforts to reduce speeding in area neighborhoods by expanding a fairly new program.
Six neighborhoods in Brooklyn were designated as neighborhood slow zones. Drivers will have a new 20 mph speed limit, and there will be some new speed bumps along residential streets.
The neighborhoods were selected from 74 communities citywide, and were chosen based on criteria such as crash history in the area, and the proximity of schools and senior and day care centers.
Bed-Stuy, Clinton Hill, Brownsville, Brooklyn Heights, Prospect Heights and Crown Heights are the neighborhoods selected in Brooklyn. The program will take place over the next two years and big blue signs will be placed on the streets indicating the new limit.