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Top Highway Safety Expert Says Lane Expansion “Will Increase Both the Number and Severity of Crashes on US-75.”

The following information was provided to Sioux Center Citizens for Responsible Growth by Tom Welch, an internationally recognized safety expert who was the head safety engineer of the Iowa DOT and the project manager on the nationally acclaimed “road diet” for Sioux Center, when Sioux Center reduced Main Street from 4 lanes to 3, reducing […]

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5 lanes will kill 6 times as many people

The Portland, Oregon Metro Regional Government issued a Safety Report in 2012 showing that 5 lane arterial streets have an injury crash rate 10 times higher than 3 lane arterials, and the fatal or incapacitating injury rate is 6 times higher with 5 lanes. (See page 30 of the report.) Streets with more lanes have an […]

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