Recent Streetsblog CHICAGO posts about speed cameras

The 2013 Chicago Streetsie Awards

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Season’s Greetings Streetsblog Chicago readers. I hope you’ve had a joyful December and are gearing up for a fabulous New Year’s Eve. 2013 has been a banner year for walking, biking and transit in the Windy City, but there were so many landmarks and firsts, as well as a few discouraging developments, that it’s a […]

Speed Cameras Working: Speeding Drops 65 Percent

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Speed cameras are already reducing speeding. A Chicago Department of Transportation press release notes that 507 vehicles per day were photographed speeding 10 mph or greater over the speed limit in the first week of an initial “warning” period at four locations. When the nine cameras at Gompers, McKinley, Garfield, and Marquette Parks started issuing tickets, there […]

No “Children’s Fund” But Speed Cam Revenue Will Still Boost Kids’ Safety

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Today in the Tribune, reporter Hal Dardick implied that Chicagoans should be outraged because, despite Rahm Emanuel’s promise that money generated by speed cameras will be invested in traffic safety and violence prevention programs for kids, he hasn’t created a separate “children’s fund” in the proposed city budget. Dardick notes that any revenue generated by […]