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IMPD to study pedestrian safety downtown

Enforcing pedestrian safety will be a big focus through September for IMPD.

INDIANAPOLIS (WTHR) — IMPD officers will spend the next few months focusing on pedestrian safety downtown.

From July 1 until Sept. 30, the department will partner with Health by Design to carry out a pedestrian safety initiative in various areas throughout downtown.

The departments says 16 percent of all pedestrian crashes in Marion County occur downtown.

The initiative is focused on enforcing speed limits and traffic signals and signs.

Police plan to write tickets to drivers who don't yield. Any pedestrians or bicyclists who break the rules will get verbal warnings — that means crossing the street only when the walk sign is illuminated.

Police plan to focus on eight key areas:

  1. College Avenue/St. Clair Street/Massachusetts Avenue intersection
  2. 1000 Massachusetts Avenue
  3. Massachusetts Avenue/North Street/East Street intersection
  4. Cultural Trail on East Street
  5. Michigan Street/Massachusetts Avenue/New Jersey Street intersection
  6. Alabama Street/Vermont Street/Massachusetts Avenue intersection
  7. Delaware Street and Washington Street intersection
  8. Washington Street and Illinois Street intersection