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City testing 24/7 parking on Ludlow Avenue in effort to reduce speeding

Pilot program in effect Aug. 19
Ludlow Ave Clifton
Posted at 2:43 PM, Aug 15, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-15 14:43:40-04

CINCINNATI — The city is moving forward with plans to test full-time, on-street parking on Ludlow Avenue in the Clifton Business District, transportation officials said Thursday.

The pilot program, meant to calm traffic between Cornell Place and Brookline Avenue, goes into effect Monday.

There are current restrictions that prohibit parking on both sides of the street during the morning and afternoon rush hours.

The change comes at the request of some resident and business organizations which have been working out the details with the Cincinnati Department of Transportation and Engineering.

In June, WCPO reported their concerns about drivers speeding through the business district. At that time, there had been 32 accidents involving pedestrians in Clifton over a period of three years.

The temporary parking change will test whether drivers are forced to slow down with the addition of parking in the right lane, reducing traffic flow to one lane.

A similar project on Hamilton Avenue in Northside resulted in a significant reduction in crashes, the city said, from 15 crashes in 2017 to five crashes in 2018 during the same time frame.

READ MORE: Hamilton Avenue in Northside felt safer with 24-hour parking, residents say