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Vision Zero Webinar – Meet Our Speakers

Meet Our Speakers Get to know our speakers based on their work. Vision Zero Webinar Register today for our Vision Zero WebinarOctober 27, 2021 | 8 AM – 11 AM Register Now Learn More Leah Shahum Founder and Director, Vision Zero Network Leah Shahum is the founder and director of the Vision Zero Network, a national campaign supporting communities working toward Vision Zero — zero traffic fatalities and severe injuries. The Network helps communities develop and share best practices for safe mobility for all road users. As a German Marshall Fund Fellow, Leah...

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Iowa Pedestrian Safety Project

In less than five years, Black Hawk County has experienced seven pedestrian deaths and more than 100 traffic-related injuries. According to the Governor’s Traffic Safety Bureau, the state has averaged between 20 to 25 fatalities that involve pedestrians in the past year. A total of ten cities in the state of Iowa have received funding for pedestrian safety, enforcement, and education, with Waterloo being one of the ten. The project totals $30,000 and focuses on speed enforcement in high pedestrian areas. Check out the Des Moines Register for pedestrian and driver safety tips.

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Walking and Biking Area Improvements

There has currently been a lot of construction happening on University Avenue to Commercial Street. In Downtown Waterloo, the City has been working to complete the Highway 63 and the Jefferson/ Commercial Street project. There has been a lot of work going into Highway 63 to create more landscaping and trail systems in the area. As for the Jefferson/ Commercial Street area, the two-year project is finally coming to an end with the addition of more sidewalks and bike lanes, that will create a pedestrian-friendly area. With the current work going into Jefferson, Commercial will be...

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Waterloo Red Light Additions

The Waterloo Police Department will be adding more traffic and speed cameras to the city as an effort to expand their Automated Traffic Program.The cameras will be installed in the following intersections: Ansborough and Ridgeway AveSan Marnan and LaPorte RdFranklin and E. 5th Street (Southbound)Franklin and E. 6th Street (Northbound)Mitchell and Washington StHighway 218 and Broadway (North and Southbound traffic) Waterloo currently has cameras installed in the following intersections: Highway 63 and Ridgeway AveSan Marnan and Shoppers BlvdParker and BroadwayWashington and W. 6thWashington...

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Waterloo’s New E-Scooter Program

KCRG News has recently revealed that that City of Waterloo has launched a new e-scooter program. The program will provide the people with 150 Bird scooters that will be available to rent for a fee and use in the city’s main area. Those interested in this service can use the scooters for a $1 fee to unlock and additional charges per minute of use. For more information, please visit KWWL.

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University Ave Project Update

Location: Midway Drive to Hwy 63 About: Approximately 3 miles of Complete Street Roadway including 5-lane section (Midway to Progress) and 4-lane section (Progress to Hwy 63)3 bridges w/enhancements (includes 1 bridge demolition and ped box culvert installation)1 roundabout8 adaptive traffic signalsBacklighted street name signsIntersection/gateway featuresTrail head/parking lot constructionAdditionally, sidewalks, recreational trails, bus stops, street lighting, storm sewer, sanitary sewer repair work, water main reconstruction, and landscaping with trees and other plantings, and roundabout...

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