In today’s Strib (February 5th), there’s an article about St. Anthony Park’s efforts to protect their citizens from speeders. After a couple of recent accidents involving crossing pedestrians and speeding cars, these efforts have taken on a new urgency.
St. Anthony Park is not alone. According to TrafficCalming.org, cities in 38 of the 50 states have adopted traffic-calming measures.
The NDDC has long been concerned about protecting pedestrians from speeding motorists. Both our efforts on the “John North Boulevard” segment of Highway 3 and the intersection of Division and 7th Streets are motivated by our recognition of pedestrian safety as a key to community vitality.
Perhaps the increased interest both the nation and the state will be inspiring to our local officials. Could 2007 finally be the year of pedestrian safety for Northfield?