Cincinnati’s Street Safety Evolution: Watch as Dozens of Projects Take Shape and Purpose

Cincinnati's Street Safety Evolution Watch as Dozens of Projects Take Shape and Purpose

CCG – In Cincinnati, hundreds of pedestrians are struck by cars every year while the city installs 56 traffic-calming initiatives in 27 different neighborhoods.

Cincinnati Police statistics show that there have been 117 pedestrian-related crashes so far this year. That is comparable to the same period last year. Police recorded 305 pedestrian-related collisions in 2023.

John Green claims that the current stop signs are insufficient, viewing the scene from Jay Gee’s Barbershop & Beauty Salon in Pendleton.

He saw a little boy last week break away from his mother and run into a crosswalk. Simultaneously, a car approached the intersection and blew past the stop sign.

“There needs to be something there to stop the next collision because the next one could result in a dead child,” stated Green.

A close-by camera caught the crash:

The first “stop bump” in the city will be installed at the junction of Pendleton Avenue and 13th Street.

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According to Abbey Tissot, president of the Pendleton Neighborhood Council, a “stop bump” is similar to an aggressive rumble strip that keeps the driver in control of the vehicle. The steep descent makes the street unsuitable for speed bumps or humps.

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“The news that they will take action is very encouraging,” Tissot remarked.

The neighborhood council has asked for more roadway calming because of the increase in traffic from Reading Road to Pendleton and Over-the-Rhine in recent years, but they have not been granted permission, according to Tissot.

When it comes to community budget demands concerning pedestrian safety, areas that house schools and churches are given priority. Pendleton is devoid of both.

There is an effect from the fast drivers.

According to Tissot, “fewer people are walking in Pendleton now, everywhere—on the sidewalks, at crosswalks, and fewer kids riding bikes.” “Because it isn’t secure.”

Tissot advised drivers to keep in mind that they are operating a vehicle in a community that is similar to their own.

“Recognize that there are communities outside of the city that are quite similar to your own when you’re downtown,” she advised. “We want to be able to walk around our neighborhood safely, just like people want to walk around their neighborhoods outside of cities.”

Tissot said, “Let us have that, please.” “Drive carefully and slowly.”

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