YORKTOWN, N.Y. – A speed limit reduction from 25 mph to 15 mph is being considered for all park zones in the town of Yorktown.
The change, said Councilwoman Alice Roker, would bring park zone speed limits in line with school zone speed limits.
“It will be easier for police officers if we have all of the special zones at the same speed rate,” Roker said at the Town Board’s April 23 work session.
The new law also calls for proper speed limit signage to be placed in all park zones.
Another traffic change being considered by the Town Board is restricting traffic to one direction on Underhill Avenue between Hanover Street and Summit Street.
“You can go up to Summit. You just can’t exit out on Hanover,” explained Supervisor Ilan Gilbert.
The reason for this, Roker said, is the amount of traffic collisions that have happened at the intersection of Underhill and Hanover.
“The public safety officer (Robert Rohr) said he has been on a number of accidents there,” Roker said. “People who live over there would like to see that happen as well.”
Public hearings on the traffic changes will be held at the board’s May 21 meeting at Yorktown Town Hall.