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Construction crews will begin work Monday to repave and make safety improvements on Liberty Street. The $7.4 million project spans between Reading Road in Pendleton to Dalton Avenue in Queensgate.

CPS Board Members Want Traffic Cameras In School Zones

Mar 2, 2020
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Cincinnati Public Schools wants harsher penalties for people speeding in school zones.

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The Cincinnati Public Schools Board of Education voted in September to become the first in the nation to adopt Vision Zero. The nationwide pedestrian-safety initiative is designed with the goal to "eliminate all traffic fatalities and severe injuries."

CPS Hops On Board With Citywide Push For Pedestrian Safety

Sep 24, 2019
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This year traffic crashes total 12,651 with 17 being fatal and 141 severe injuries, according to city data.

At a Monday night meeting, Cincinnati Public Schools' board voted to join safety advocates and other public officials to end traffic related deaths and injuries.

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Cincinnati is launching a new effort to increase pedestrian safety in the city. Officials introduced the Vision Zero website Tuesday, and it's a way for residents to share feedback on traffic safety in the city.

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Pedestrian deaths have reached a 25-year high nationwide according to the Governors Highway Safety Association. Here in Cincinnati, more than 30 people were struck and killed by cars in the last five years according to WCPO, and pedestrian-involved crashes have increased since 2013. Yet an earlier investigation found traffic enforcement by the Cincinnati Police Department declined from 2009 to 2016.

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Cincinnati's Department of Transportation and Engineering is starting to plan for Vision Zero. That's a national philosophy for traffic safety. Mel McVay with the DOTE says the idea is that all traffic deaths are preventable.

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Cincinnati Council has once again endorsed a plan to make Liberty Street safer for pedestrians.  

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A proposal to authorize volunteer crossing guards took a step forward at Cincinnati City Hall. The idea came after more than a dozen students were hit by vehicles while walking to school since the beginning of the school year.

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According to police reports, 13 Cincinnati Public Schools students were struck by a vehicle in 2018. One of those students, 15-year-old Gabriella Christine Rodriguez, died from her injuries.

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Cincinnati Mayor John Cranley on Friday announced a number of safety improvements, initiatives and policy changes designed to increase pedestrian safety in the city.

The driver accused of hitting and killing a 2-year-old in a stroller on the Hopple Street viaduct has been indicted. Satwinder Singh is accused of driving under the influence, jumping the curb and striking Dameon Turner, Jr., on December 30, 2018. Singh faces charges of aggravated vehicular homicide and failure to stop after an accident.

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Cincinnati officials are working on a number of alternatives to make it safer for kids walking to schools in the city.  

What's Killing Thousands More Pedestrians?

Jan 7, 2019

Pedestrian deaths have reached a 25 year high, with nearly 6,000 people killed in 2017, according to the Governors Highway Safety Association. That's a serious spike after fatalities dipped to historic lows just a decade prior in 2009. That year, less than 4,000 people were struck and killed by vehicles on the road.

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In the last three months of 2018, 13 local students were hit by vehicles and it's just a fraction of more than 100 children struck last year. Among them was 15-year-old Gabriella Rodriguez, struck and killed by two vehicles when she crossed Harrison Avenue in September.

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Before Cincinnati Public School students return from Christmas break, parents, school administrators and council members want safety measures in place to decrease the number of kids hit by cars while walking to school.

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The Cincinnati Police Department released initial results after two weeks of a traffic safety blitz in several city neighborhoods. The goal of the program was to target aggressive driving and speeding.

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If you feel like crossing the street is more dangerous today than in years past, you may be right. 

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The Cincinnati Police Department released a new traffic crash and enforcement report identifying peak hours for traffic accidents and the roads where crashes most often occur. There are 14 streets that make the list of worst areas for speeding and crashes that resulted in injuries or death. The peak time for fatal crashes were in the early morning hours of 2 a.m. to 3 a.m. The second worst time was between the hours of 3 p.m. and 4 p.m. when schools typically let out.