Harrisburg to hold another Vision Zero public meeting

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Harrisburg will hold another public meeting on Thursday to discuss the findings from their Vision Zero program.

The program focuses on improving pedestrian safety in a dangerous corridor between the State Street Bridge and 17th Street.

Last month, city leaders canvassed neighborhoods, asking people to fill out surveys to give them a better idea of how to fix the problem.

Harrisburg is considering several options, including reducing the speed limits, improving signs, painting pavement marks, and eventually even eliminating lanes.

The public meeting will be held Thursday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Harrisburg School District Office on State Street.

For more information on Vision Zero, click here. 

The Vision Zero concept has been met with some controversy in other cities, which found adding new signs and lowering speed limits still did not eliminate the problem of distracted drivers or pedestrians and bicyclists who don’t follow the law. 

Harrisburg aims to adopt a Vision Zero plan by the end of 2018. 

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