The Bicycle Coalition and our partners have been working toward a safety camera Pilot program for more than a year. The Pilot would put cameras along Roosevelt Boulevard and give out tickets to those going more than 11 miles over the posted speed limit.
The bill and Pilot itself is no replacement for proper re-engineering of the street—but as we’ve laid out before, cameras have the potential to save lives in the meantime. This is of critical importance because Roosevelt Boulevard is regularly the most dangerous road in Philadelphia.
Among those to whom this issue is important is Latanya Byrd, who accompanied the Bicycle Coalition to Harrisburg earlier in June. Byrd’s niece, Samara Banks, and three of Banks’ children, were murdered by drag racers on Roosevelt Boulevard in 2013. (Read about our trip to Harrisburg with Ms. Byrd here.)
Now, we need your help. Click here to send a message to your state representative (you will automatically be given your state rep’s address after putting in your own mailing address), and ask them to support a safer Roosevelt Boulevard.