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Line painting planned for next year as part of Oakmont’s pedestrian safety improvements

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An Oakmont pedestrian safety project, inspired by a traffic study and a borough Girl Scout, is planned for next year.

Borough officials earmarked $40,000 in the 2021 budget for line painting for crosswalks along Allegheny River Boulevard and Allegheny Avenue.

It is unclear how much painting could be done with that amount of money.

The decision to improve the crosswalks was done after reviewing a traffic study by Wooster and Associates of Pittsburgh and a report from resident Audrey Myers, a ninth-grader at Riverview High School.

“I think she inspired us to move forward on it, and she has given us a wonderful tool to work with,” Councilwoman Nancy Ride said. “We’re able to use it rather than doing our research with our own staff, and we

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Pedestrian, bicyclist safety improvements on tap for East Palm Canyon

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2019 had the second-highest number of pedestrian fatalities in a decade. The worst year was 2016, when 29 people died.

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Safety improvements, including a new sidewalk, are on tap for a stretch of East Palm Canyon Drive in Palm Springs.

Work is ongoing in the stretch between South Palm Canyon Drive and Sunrise Way. The $1.9 million project is expected to benefit pedestrians and bicyclists in the area.

The sidewalk is being installed along the eastbound lanes, west of Sunrise.

Other improvements include new crosswalks at various intersections and new street lights at the curve where South Palm Canyon meets East Palm Canyon, Assistant City Manager Marcus Fuller said.

The sidewalk portion in particular has caught the attention of local residents. It’s being built across a dirt lot that’s existed for years and disrupted joggers in particular.

“There’s sort of a dirt path on a small stretch and

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Cincinnati taps 200+ pedestrian crossings for safety improvements over the next year

CINCINNATI — The city administration has its sights on more than 200 pedestrian crossing locations for improvements over the next year.

The Department of Transportation and Engineering this week posted its list of 209 locations that will receive at least one safety improvement for pedestrians throughout 36 of the city’s 52 neighborhoods. The projects range in scope from re-striping existing crosswalks and installing new signage to building new curb bump-outs and the city’s first raised crosswalks, which consist of a combination between a speed bump and crosswalk.

The city will fund the hundreds of improvements over the next year using money from the $750,000 Pedestrian Safety Fund along with roughly $1.3 million from the Ohio Department of Transportation.

Absent from the list of proposed improvements are any projects near the site where 15-year-old Gabriella Rodriguez died after two drivers struck her as she was crossing Harrison Avenue in Westwood. That

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Romeoville Approves Pedestrian Improvements for Route 53

This post was contributed by a community member. The views expressed here are the author’s own.

Those traveling along Route 53 as well as Normatown Road may notice a flurry of activity taking place along the street. Two different improvement projects were approved by the Village Board for these areas.

On the east side of Route 53, new sidewalks will run from Phelps Avenue to Ridgewood Avenue. On the west side of the road, new sidewalks will be added from Phelps to Normantown. The segments of new sidewalk on both sides of Route 53 will be ADA compliant and provide a safe way for pedestrians to walk along the road. Additionally, the first phase of a crosswalk on Route 53 will be completed, going east to west parallel to Normantown Road. Future Illinois Department of Transportation improvements will include push button/cross walk signals.

A 2,000 foot gap in street lighting

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Death of 84-year-old pedestrian renews calls for safety improvements to NDG intersection

Mathieu Campanozzi describes his late Aunt Anna Zanca as a wonderful, kind and generous woman.

“She was very authentic — very Italian,” said Campanozzi. “She loved to cook for us. She loved to bring food.”

Campanozzi said his aunt was like a second mother to him, and learning that she was killed by a hit-and-run driver while she crossed a busy intersection in Montreal’s west end was devastating.

“A lot of pain and a lot of anger mixed together,” Campanozzi said. “We had the chance to stay with her until her last moments. Her last breath.”

Zanca was 84 years old. She was hit on Sept. 10 at a busy, five-way intersection in Notre-Dame-de-Grâce that has long been the centre of a safety debate. She died the following evening.

She was crossing where Décarie and De Maisonneuve boulevards meet Upper Lachine Road when, police say, she was struck by a

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