INDIANAPOLIS — Planning officials for the city of Indianapolis have unveiled a way for the public to speak up about dangerous streets.
The Indianapolis Metropolitan Planning Organization has developed the Safe Streets and Roads For All Action Plan and now wants to hear from residents. The plan is the first step toward securing federal funding to go toward preventing death and serious injury on central Indiana roads and streets.
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Anna Gremling, executive director of the IMPO, said traffic fatalities and serious injuries are at unprecedented levels.
"It's to identify corridors that are unsafe, not only for cars, but for pedestrians and cyclists," she said. "The idea is once we get these corridors and projects identified, the municipalities and communities can go after funding at the federal level."
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Jurisdictions include cities and towns in eight central Indiana counties, including Boone, Hamilton, Hancock, Hendricks, Johnson, Marion, Morgan, and Shelby.
The agency surveyed residents, who helped them identify hot spot areas. Comments can be submitted online by Aug. 12 and the committee reviewing the plan will make a final decision later this month.