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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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Johanna Byer won’t need a downtown hotel room the next six weeks while she produces Point Blank, the Netflix movie with Captain America stars Anthony Mackie and Frank Grillo and Oscar-winner Marcia Gay Harden.

She’ll sleep at home.

A new analysis by Case Western Reserve University finds that red light cameras do little to reduce accidents at the intersections where they are installed.

Researchers examined data from Houston over a 12-year period, during which the city ended its red light camera program.

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This weekend, work takes place on the Brent Spence Bridge as two events cause some street closures downtown. 

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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.

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The Cincinnati Pride parade takes place Saturday, June 23, and organizers tell WVXU they expect more than 100,000 people to attend the 45th year of the Queen City's parade and festival. 

The Ohio Supreme Court has ruled unanimously that the state can cut funding to certain communities using traffic cameras. But the ruling may not have much of an effect.

The Ohio Supreme Court has ruled that a city can’t be sued if a driver’s view of a stop or other traffic control sign is blocked by shrubs or plants, unless they’re actually growing on the sign.

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The Redlegs Run, benefitting the Reds Community Fund, is being held Saturday, June 2 starting at 8 a.m., closing some Downtown roads as early as 5 a.m. 

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With so much going on this weekend—and the fact that Monday is a holiday—the city of Cincinnati has issued a few advisories on what to expect as you try to get about town. 

The City of Dayton is activating traffic cameras at two more sites Monday. A total of five intersections within city limits are now camera monitored.

Red-light cameras have officially been activated at the intersections of James H. McGee Blvd and Third Street and Linden Avenue and Smithville Rd. Violators will be issued warnings for the first 30 days after activation. After that, $85 citations will be issued by mail.

Speed cameras are already operating at three other city intersections:

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'Tis the season for charity walks and races, and as such some Downtown roads will close again this weekend. 

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Girls on the Run, a fitness and learning program for girls ages 8 to 13, hosts a 5k in downtown Cincinnati this Saturday, May 12, and the following streets will close to accommodate the event. 

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Updated: Thursday, 4:44 p.m.

The Flying Pig Marathon is this Sunday, May 6 — its 20th running — and as such a slew of streets in Cincinnati, Mariemont, Fairfax, and Northern Kentucky will be closed. 

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The Roebling Suspension Bridge, closed since March 20, is set to reopen later today. That is, at least in part. 

Weekend Road Closures To Know About

Apr 26, 2018
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Two events scheduled for this weekend are causing road closures throughout Downtown. 

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Between the late start to Reds Opening Day and the fact that this year's parade takes place well after the first pitch, Cincinnatians have gotten used to delays so far this spring. And come Monday, they'll have to prepare for more—on the roads at least. 

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Cincinnati ranks 39 out of nearly 300 American cities for traffic congestion. The study from INRIX indicates Cincinnati drivers spent about 26 hours a year during peak travel times in gridlock. INRIX Chief Economist Graham Cookson says seven percent of all driving time locally was in congestion.

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A transportation research group is advocating for more spending for Kentucky's roads. TRIP says Kentuckians spend nearly $1,700 per driver on crashes, congestion-related delays and vehicle operating costs affected by road conditions. That adds up to $4 billion statewide.

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