Speed Cameras Installed on Pike Street

Posted on: October 10th, 2019 at 5:04 am by

Photo: Asia Monay

As part of the city’s push to capitalize on pedal-heavy motorists, new speed zones and cameras are proliferating. The latest in the neighborhood is outside Rutgers Houses on Pike Street.

The camera box installation appeared within the last couple weeks, affixed to a lamppost between Cherry and Madison Streets.

As with other locations, when the cameras catch someone driving 10 miles or more over the speed limit, they get a $50 fine in the mail.

It’s all part of a wider initiative that Governor Andrew Cuomo signed into law last May, which allows the city to use speed cameras in 750 school zones.

In the short term – the next two years – Mayor de Blasio announced that the Department of Transportation would install new cameras citywide at a rate of about 40 per month through 2019, and 60 per month in 2020, expecting to reach each of the law’s maximum 750 school zones by June 2020. Plans are ambitious, though; to reach 2,000 cameras by 2021.

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