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January 29, 2008
$1.4M to improve function in Oakland's busy junctions
"An Oakland civic group hopes spending more than $1 million to improve the neighborhood's busiest intersections this spring will make them safer. Countdown timers on traffic signals are among the improvements planned at 11 intersections on Fifth and Forbes avenues through the heart of Oakland's university and medical corridor. More than 100,000 people, including tens of thousands of college students and motorists, converge each day in Oakland, making driving and walking difficult." Read More (courtesy of Tribune Review)


January 29, 2008
Oakland To Get A Lot Safer For Drivers, Pedestrians
"Pittsburgh's Oakland neighborhood is almost always packed with drivers and pedestrians. There is news Tuesday that the Central Business District is about to get a lot safer for both groups. The heavy foot and vehicle traffic in Oakland sometimes creates dangerous situations, officials said, and there have been some devastating accidents there. A nonprofit group is hoping $1.5 million and a specific vision will change that." Read More (courtsey of ThePittsburghChannel.com)

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