Ann Arbor's controversial crosswalk ordinance has gotten a lot of attention across the city, but a task force is looking to address all issues around pedestrian safety. They're asking for help from the community to understand the issue fully.
89.1 WEMU's Andrew Cluley reports on efforts to learn more about pedestrian safety concerns in Ann Arbor.
At least one Ann Arbor neighborhood may change the way snow and ice is removed from sidewalks next winter. Ann Arbor businessman Paul Tinkerhess and others are working on the SnowBuddy concept to have a small tractor plow all of the sidewalks in the Water Hill neighborhood.
The Ann Arbor Police Department is just over one-third of the way through a six month effort to increase pedestrian and motorist safety. Almost 50 officers have worked overtime in the last two months specifically for the 26 Weeks to Safer Streets Program.
Of 22 fatal crashes in Washtenaw County in 2012, six of those fatalities were bikes and pedestrians. Some say our speed limits are too fast, while others say they are too low. In this month's installment of WEMU's "The Green Room", Reporter Barbara Lucas explores the controversies regarding speed limits.
The Green Room -Local speed limits and the impact on bicycle/pedestrian safety