Liberty Street Safety Improvement Project

Are you familiar with the Liberty Street Safety Improvement project?  After four years of study, open house presentations and neighborhood discussions, a project plan to narrow the width of Liberty Street has been put forward by the city’s Department of Transportation and Engineering.  Now it’s time for the Over the Rhine Community Council to review the plan and understand and discuss the project before weighing in with our final recommendations.  The first step is to review the project at the meeting of the OTRCC’s Parking & Transportation Committee, to be held Thursday, November 2nd at 6pm, at Chatfield College, 1544 Central Parkway.  All are welcome at the Committee meeting.  Please see the following links to get familiar with the project.

The latest news is on the city website:

http://www.cincinnati-oh.gov/dote/dote-projects/liberty-street-safety-improvement-study/

Draft Plan:

http://www.cincinnati-oh.gov/dote/assets/File/Liberty%20Color.pdf

Lane Cross Sections:

http://www.cincinnati-oh.gov/dote/assets/File/Liberty%20Street%20Oct%2027%202017(1).pdf

Previous news coverage of the Liberty Street Safety Improvement project for background:

8/24/2017: http://www.wcpo.com/news/insider/do-cincinnatis-roads-need-to-go-on-a-diet

8/31/2016: http://www.wcpo.com/news/insider/city-presents-final-two-traffic-calming-options-for-busy-liberty-street

6/1/2016: https://www.bizjournals.com/cincinnati/blog/2016/06/another-idea-to-make-liberty-street-better.html

5/27/2016: https://www.bizjournals.com/cincinnati/print-edition/2016/05/27/freeing-up-liberty-street-could-spur-development.html

3/22/2016: http://www.soapboxmedia.com/features/032216-healing-scar-debate-continues-otr-liberty-street.aspx

3/2/2016: http://www.wcpo.com/news/insider/liberty-street-option-some-neighbors-prefer-for-narrowing-street-might-not-be-feasible

11/18/2015: http://www.wcpo.com/news/insider/can-narrowing-liberty-street-fix-a-50-year-old-problem

Liberty Street was discussed in the 2013 Brewery District Plan: https://www.cincinnati-oh.gov/planning/assets/File/2013_brewery_district_master_plan.pdf

Background on Traffic Calming and the relationship between traffic speeds and pedestrian fatalities:  https://www.propublica.org/article/unsafe-at-many-speeds?utm_campaign=sprout&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter&utm_content=1464207000

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