Hartford Council Member Calls for Traffic Calming Measures

While West Hartford town leaders have called for a task force to address traffic violence, Hartford city leaders are taking more concrete action steps. Read Pam McLoughlin’s Dec 27th Hartford Courant story, “After 8 Pedestrian Fatalities, A Hartford City Councilman Leads Charge to Slow Drivers Down”:

“Hartford City Councilman John Gale wants motorists to slow down as if someone’s life depends on it — because it does, he says… There have been eight pedestrian fatalities in Hartford so far this year… Gale has authored a resolution asking DPW Director Michael Looney to report back to the full city council by Feb. 1, with plans for more traffic-calming measures in Hartford, such as speed tables, bump-outs and roundabouts.”

Workers from KNOX, Inc. remove planters from Russ Street in Hartford, Wednesday, Dec. 21, 2022. Planters, speed tables, bump-outs and roundabouts are part of redirection measures are used to steer traffic out of neighborhoods and slow people down in Hartford neighborhoods. Photo: Jessica Hill / Special to the Hartford Courant.