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Best Cure for the Need for Speed

Street safety has been a growing concern in Cincinnati neighborhoods in recent years, with the number of automobile-pedestrian crashes, injuries and deaths rising. Speeding vehicles typically are the culprits, and local leaders are enacting measures to try to curb the practice. A speed-reduction pilot program in Winton Hills has proven effective, with average vehicle speeds dropping from 37 mph to 20 mph on Winneste Avenue thanks to a trial run of temporary speed cushions. Cincinnati’s Department of Transportation and Engineering will make the program permanent in Winton Hills and then expand the practice to other neighborhoods.