City reacts after West Ward pleaded for action following numerous car crashes

CLEVELAND, Ohio (WOIO) – The City of Cleveland is finally coming up with a potential solution to the reckless driving happening on the West Side of Cleveland.

Nora Rodriguez and her West 81st Street neighbors called 19 News three weeks ago after growing tired of drivers speeding down their street and ignoring stop signs.

“He couldn’t control the car and lost control,” Rodriguez said. “He hit that railing which knocked down the fence and the gate.”

Some accidents have caused not only property damage, but the loss of life.

“A child was playing on the sidewalk and a car was speeding, for some reason they lost control and killed a child,” Rodriguez said.

Rodriguez said she contacted the mayor’s office and attended city council meetings, but nothing was done.

She wants to add speed bumps or a traffic camera.

“Even if I have to take a collection to put the speed bumps here, I’m willing to do that,” Rodriguez said.

So she called Team 19 News Troubleshooter and we contacted the mayor’s office, we were told about the city’s speed table pilot program.

We were told that 81st Street was being considered, but ultimately did not meet the requirements.

When I asked if there was another option, the city suggested a mobile speed camera sign.

According to the traffic engineering department, the signs will be moved within the next two weeks, and West 81st will be considered as a possible location.

Our troubleshooter will follow up to see where the signs have been placed and who they will help.

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