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Cleveland to launch speed tables pilot program to help save lives

The program will target residential streets with moderate volumes of traffic that also have a history of speeding issues.

CLEVELAND — The City of Cleveland is set to crack down on speeding throughout its residential areas.

On Friday, the city announced its new neighborhood speed table pilot program with the goal of increasing the quality of life for city residents by creating safer streets, reducing the chance of serious injury or death when accidents do happen, expanding local experience with street design that will reinforce lower speeds, and to inform traffic across the city about the calming programs and guidance as far as the city’s Vision Zero initiative goes. 

This program is set to take aim at local, residential streets with a moderate volume of traffic that also have a history of speeding issues. The eligibility for the program has been determined by having between 1,000 and 4,000 vehicles on a daily basis, average speeds at or above the posted speed limit, and the frequency of cars traveling more than six miles per hour above the posted limit. 

“Excessive vehicle speeding has become an issue in the city and most recently caused the death of two children,” Mayor Justin M. Bibb said in a statement. “We need to take immediate action to help calm traffic and enforce lower speeds in our residential areas.”

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So far, the city has announced 10 streets that are set to be included in this pilot program. They are:

  • Judson Drive (East 160th Street to Lee Road) 
  • Dickens Avenue (East of Larry Doby Way) 
  • East 147th Street (South of Bartlett Avenue) 
  • West 101st Street (Marginal Road to Madison Avenue) 
  • West 56th Street (Denison Avenue to Storer Avenue) 
  • Edgewater Drive (West of West 115th Street) 
  • East 174th Street (Ozark Avenue to Nottingham Road) 
  • Corlett Avenue (East of Martin Luther King Jr. Drive) 
  • West 50th Street (Kouba Avenue to Clark Avenue) 
  • Bohn Road (East 40th to Kennard Road)

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The Cleveland Division of Police is also planning to purchase 10 radar speed feedback signs to be moved throughout the city on a monthly basis. 

The program is expected to begin in mid-July, and those interested in more information are encouraged to visit  www.clevelandohio.gov/TrafficCalming

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