- Associated Press - Friday, April 18, 2014

NEW YORK (AP) - Traffic signals will be retimed for 25 mph along the Grand Concourse in the Bronx to reduce dangerous speeding.

The city’s Department of Transportation says the 5.2 mile-corridor from East 140th Street to Mosholu Parkway has seen 12 fatalities between 2008 and 2012. Seven of those involved pedestrians.

It says the Grand Concourse is the second of 25 planned Arterial Slow Zones to be installed on major streets across the city.

The first was on Atlantic Avenue in Brooklyn.

The Arterial Slow Zone program is one of 63 proposals included in Mayor Bill de Blasion “Vision Zero” plan to make the city’s streets safer. It calls for lower posted speed limits from 30 to 25 mph on streets with some of the highest numbers of fatalities and serious injuries.

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