As part of its participation in the national Safe Streets Academy, the City of South Bend is completing demonstrations of neighborhood-scale traffic calming projects.
In 2017, the National Complete Streets Coalition, a program of Smart Growth America, selected South Bend to participate in the Safe Streets Academy, a program intended to help cities make tangible progress toward building safer streets for all their residents. As part of the program, the City is learning and using various best practices in safety engineering countermeasures, tactical urbanism, creative placemaking, and community engagement. Applying this knowledge, the City is completing a series of demonstration traffic calming projects in the Near Northwest Neighborhood in 2018 that will include various placemaking elements. If these temporary installations are successful, they may be made permanent.
- Near Northwest Neighborhood Potential Traffic Safety Concerns Input Map
- Riverside-Hudson Public Workshop Presentation (February 1, 2018)
- South Bend Wins Award to Implement Safer Streets