Reinvent Albany supports granting localities authority to set their own speed limits and enforce traffic laws. To this end, we support the following bills:
- S524A (Hoylman)/A4655A (Gottfried) – Allows New York City to Set Speed Limits as Low as 20 mph (Sammy’s Law). See our Memo of Support.
- S2021 (May)/A1007 (Paulin) – Authorizes cities, villages and towns to reduce speed limits to 25 mph. See our Memo of Support.
- S5602 (Gounardes)/A6681 (Glick) – Allows New York City’s Speed Safety Camera Program to Operate 24/7. See our Memo of Support.
- S8328 (Gounardes) – Expands New York City’s Red Light Camera Program. See our Memo of Support.
We urge the Legislature to pass these important bills.
Regarding home rule issues generally, Reinvent Albany believes the state should grant localities permanent authority to:
- Set maximum speed limits;
- Create and operate automated traffic enforcement camera programs including hours of operation, number and type of cameras, locations and penalties;
- Establish Residential Parking Permit programs; and
- Use automated parking enforcement.
Updated on May 13, 2022.