Slow Down! What’s Your Hurry? Speed Limits Reduced in Sag Harbor

The Sag Harbor Cinema Sign. Bob Weinstein photos

State Senator Kenneth P. LaValle and Assemblyman Fred W. Thiele Jr. announced on Tuesday, November 15, that Governor Cuomo had signed legislation they sponsored allowing the Villages of Sag Harbor and East Hampton to reduce the speed limit on some village streets.

Much to the chagrin of local Ferrari clubs, the legislation means Sag Harbor will be able to reduce the speed limit on Main Street, Bay Street, Madison Street and Jermain Avenue to 20 mph, and East Hampton will be allowed to reduce the speed limit on King Street, McGuirk Street, Middle Lane, Mill Hill Lane and Meadow Way to 20 mph. Both villages had approached the State Legislators with the request. State law typically limits village speed limits to no lower than 25 mph.

Sag Harbor began lobbying for the lower speed limit in 2014 after the State Legislature allowed New York City to reduce speed limits from 30 mph to 20 mph in on some residential streets.