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Advocates calling for City of Cleveland to take measures to slow traffic, cite traffic fatality on W. 50th Street

PHOTO BY CHUCK HOVEN

Monday, May 16, 2022; Cleveland City Council Meeting, Cleveland City Hall, 601 Lakeside Avenue: During the Public Comment period, Ward 15 resident Nora Rodriguez testified about a traffic problem on W. 81st Street just north of Madison. Rodriguez said cars don’t stop at the stop sign at W. 81st and Lawn Avenue. She said neighbors would like to see speed bumps placed on the street and are willing to pay for them. She said, “We don’t want another case like on W. 50th Street.” Rodriguez’s neighbor, Gloria Aron, also testified calling for police to ticket drivers that speed and fail to stop at the stop sign.

PHOTO BY CHUCK HOVEN

Thursday, May 19, 2022; W. 50th just South of Clark Avenue: This roadside memorial is in memory of 5-year-old Apulina Asamani, who was hit by a car on April 23rd. Asamani, a member of a Congolese family, which found refuge in Cleveland from war torn Congo, was hit by a car driven by a 17-year-old female driver who fled the scene. A passenger in the car came back to the scene of the accident to identify the driver.

PHOTO BY CHUCK HOVEN

Thursday, May 19, 2022; W. 50th just South of Clark Avenue: Residents placed these speed bumps near the memorial to Apulina Asamani to slow traffic on their street.

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