Eyes on the Street: Speed Indicator Sign Now Flashing at Speeders

The Humboldt Park speed indicator sign on Division Street, which we reported yesterday was broken, has been fixed. The sign currently displays the speed when a driver is traveling at exactly 30 mph and flashes the speed when the driver exceeds 30 MPH. According to a CDOT staffer, the sign will be adjusted to always show the speed and flash when a driver exceeds 30 mph. This video shows how it works. The sign is placed after the first pedestrian crosswalk – which is unmarked – in the Humboldt Park safety zone.

Speed indicator sign on Division Street
The sign indicates that the SUV driver is traveling 32 MPH.


Think Speed Cameras are Traps? Try Using Your Speedometer

Is 20th Ward Alderman Willie Cochran’s speedometer broken? This morning, DNAinfo columnist Mark Konkol wrote that Cochran has received three tickets from the same speed camera, near the Midway Plaisance and Cottage Grove in Hyde Park. The cam is located a few blocks west of where a driver struck and injured a young girl last month. Konkol […]

Eyes on the Street: Deteriorating Safety Infrastructure in Humboldt Park

Pavement markings installed in 2012 in the Humboldt Park neighborhood to designate bike lanes and “Children’s Safety Zones” are quickly disappearing, less than six months after installation. The buffered bike lane on Division Street was installed in two phases. The first phase striped four westbound blocks and two eastbound blocks in May. Those are holding […]