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Phoenix council meeting to discuss rise in traffic deaths Tuesday

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Posted at 6:00 AM, Jan 25, 2022
and last updated 2022-01-25 08:00:12-05

PHOENIX — The Phoenix City Council is set to meet in a policy session on Tuesday at 2:30 p.m. to discuss a rise in traffic fatalities in the city.

Unofficial data from the city finds a nearly 25% increase in deadly crashes in just one year. Approximately 232 people have died in 2021. Nearly 100 of those were pedestrians, which is a 40% increase from last year.

The Phoenix Street Transportation Department has been presenting its Road Safety Action Plan over the last few months to fight data like this.

They also say three problem intersections are in the construction phase with some improvements:

  • 75th Avenue and Indian School Road
  • 19th Avenue and Southern Avenue 
  • 16th Street and Camelback Road 

Operation Safe Roads will monitor the meeting and will bring updates on ABC15.

To view the agenda, click here.

To watch the meeting live Tuesday afternoon, click here.

To register to speak at the meeting, participants must register at least once hour in advance by clicking here.

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