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New York City creates "Slow Zones" ...on purpose

GasBuddy Blog -- Anyone who's driven in Manhattan at rush-hour knows the thrill of standing still in bumper-to-bumper taxi and bus traffic, fumes and all. So it's hard not to laugh when you hear that NYC is creating Slow Zones and they're doing it on purpose.

Cynics might also tell you that a 'slow zone' would actually increase your speed.

But NY Mayor Michael Bloomberg says his city's latest traffic innovation is an absolute necessity for the city to lower the frequency and severity of crashes, injuries and fatalities. And, he recognizes that it will reduce cut-through traffic and noise in residential neighborhoods too.

Bloomberg said the slow zones are part of an “assault on the number one traffic killer: speeding.”...


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Submitted Aug 11, 2012 By: PD
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pilotmass
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Message Posted: Aug 19, 2012 7:42:45 PM

Nutty ideas. Clearly designed by subway dwellers
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Huh
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Message Posted: Aug 14, 2012 5:29:08 AM

tobasco: I'm sure the same could be said for many other big cities.
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tobasco
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Message Posted: Aug 13, 2012 3:27:58 PM

The whole island is a slow zone.
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kachuy
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Message Posted: Aug 13, 2012 3:27:04 PM

That's a surprise for you? Here in Hesperia, CA, have a trap like that long time ago, and is so blatant that to shame .. Start at main st and i-15 fwy (55 mph) arrive until the eleventh street (35 mph), then i avenue changed to 45mph, and the funny thing is that in the back streets the speed limit is 45 mph, in conclusion, is nothing new....
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JimL1
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Message Posted: Aug 13, 2012 3:19:53 PM

Dumb idea.
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Message Posted: Aug 13, 2012 1:52:18 PM

Goonberg AGAIN
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Message Posted: Aug 13, 2012 1:43:09 PM

take metro transportation.
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Message Posted: Aug 13, 2012 1:30:44 PM

Again walk baby walk!!!!!!!
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Message Posted: Aug 13, 2012 1:27:49 PM

dumb
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Message Posted: Aug 13, 2012 1:26:34 PM

kind of like a continuous school zone?
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Message Posted: Aug 13, 2012 1:26:32 PM

old
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Message Posted: Aug 13, 2012 1:23:23 PM

Why is this still here?
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No news here
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Why is this the third time I've posted on this article?
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The intern must have gone to Reuben's for a lox and cream cheese.
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Message Posted: Aug 13, 2012 1:11:27 PM

VERY OLD NEWS!!
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Message Posted: Aug 13, 2012 1:05:56 PM

Do Not Drive - walk or use the subway! Why sit in traffic, it doesn't move very fast anyway. The subway can get you there much quicker and easier, without the hassle of driving in a very very crowded city.
It's gonna be a NYC Big Apple 'Slow Zone' ...on purpose!
Get a Big Gulp, candy bar and large popcorn for the ride home.
Do they have billboards and dummies in NYC?
Whatever the size or shape of the vehicle, Produce and ‘Drive’ vehicles with high MPG, are very safe, reliable, has a ‘reasonable’ cost and a good ‘value’ for the money. Consider using other forms of less expensive transportation to lower your cost.
The price of fuel at the pump is too high!
12/22/2012!
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Why do some many articles hang around for so long?
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Message Posted: Aug 13, 2012 1:04:11 PM

?
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Old news
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FNORD!
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Third time of seeing this article.
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Message Posted: Aug 13, 2012 12:55:53 PM

Another example of backward liberal thinking. And another example of why I will never live in New York, California, or Illinois.
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This is the third day I have commented on this article.
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I say again... Glad I don't live there.
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Enough with the old articles!!
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Its always been like that.
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They must not have enough important stuff to work on.
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Message Posted: Aug 13, 2012 12:44:04 PM

Still?
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REALLY??
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Tired of this article.
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2 day old news.
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Message Posted: Aug 13, 2012 12:37:06 PM

Is this story reaaly still here or is it just caught in one of the slow zones?
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Message Posted: Aug 13, 2012 12:33:57 PM

just stay away from NYC...
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Message Posted: Aug 13, 2012 12:31:54 PM

ok
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This is an old article.
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Message Posted: Aug 13, 2012 12:27:40 PM

Government needs to stay out of our right to speed at any limit.
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Message Posted: Aug 13, 2012 12:27:18 PM

Same story... three days running!!!
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Message Posted: Aug 13, 2012 12:26:34 PM

old post
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Message Posted: Aug 13, 2012 12:25:29 PM

slow Zones create more gas usage..:(
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Message Posted: Aug 13, 2012 12:25:16 PM

too sloooooooow to remove this post.
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Message Posted: Aug 13, 2012 12:25:01 PM

Who can afford a car in NYC?
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Message Posted: Aug 13, 2012 12:24:13 PM

How many times has this article been on???
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Message Posted: Aug 13, 2012 12:23:01 PM

Keep your gas tanks near full these next 4 or 5 weeks! We may see higher prices and spot shortages of gasoline. Many refineries (and pipelines) are still down.
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Message Posted: Aug 13, 2012 12:21:53 PM

Does anyone care about NYC?
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Message Posted: Aug 13, 2012 12:21:19 PM

This report is very SLOW to go away
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Message Posted: Aug 13, 2012 12:20:40 PM

dis is git'n kinda old
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Message Posted: Aug 13, 2012 12:20:20 PM

Hmmm...
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The Mayor strikes again.
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