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Stamford steps up pedestrian safety initiative

Stamford unveiled some new improvements on Thursday that it hopes will make roads safer for pedestrians and drivers. Mayor David Martin calls the Stamford Street Smart initiative a small step toward

News 12 Staff

Nov 21, 2014, 3:40 AM

Updated 3,496 days ago

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Stamford unveiled some new improvements on Thursday that it hopes will make roads safer for pedestrians and drivers.
Mayor David Martin calls the Stamford Street Smart initiative a small step toward making roads safer. The program is in response to accidents like one back in July, where police say a 58-year-old woman was killed crossing at an intersection by an SUV making a left turn.
The city is tripling the number of signs in crosswalks in the city to 18. On Stillwater Avenue, which Martin says is the busiest school crossing in the city, workers have installed solar powered crossing signs that flash at night.
However, the mayor says he does not have a budget for more nor does he have the budget for stepping up police enforcement of speed laws.
He rejects a police crackdown on speeders, which New York is doing. Martin says that with the state holding on to all the revenue from traffic tickets, Stamford can't afford to step up patrols.
 


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