A New York City lawmaker and a community group will call on the state legislature today to lower the city's speed limit from 30 mph to 25 mph.

Transportation Committee Chairman Ydanis Rodriguez and the group Families for Safe Streets will rally at City Hall Park, calling on the state senate to act before the legislative session ends on June 19.

"We cannot allow Albany to get off the hook for the traffic deaths on our streets; we need their action and we need it now," Rodriguez told NBC 4 New York.  "The city has done its part, but this work is not done.  With the state legislative term coming to a close shortly, we want to be sure this remains at the top of their to-do list."

New York City needs approval from the state legislature to lower the speed limit.

The initiative is part of Mayor Bill de Blasio's Vision Zero plan, which aims to reduce traffic deaths in the city.

 

Source:  NBC 4 New York

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