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Mayor Keller Taking Action on Crosswalk of Tragic Accident

The City will install pedestrian safety signaling for Cleveland Middle School.

March 28, 2018

Mayor Tim Keller announced that he has directed the Department of Municipal Development to install pedestrian safety signaling at Louisiana and Natalie near Cleveland Middle School for pedestrian safety.

Immediately following the tragic accident near Cleveland Middle School that claimed the life of Eliza ‘Justine’ Almuina, the Keller administration conducted a preliminary assessment at the location and listened to neighbors’ input to determine a plan of action.

“The city is mourning the loss of this young student today. No parent should ever have to bury their child and that’s why we must take action,” stated Mayor Keller. “For me, having grown up in this neighborhood, with my brothers attending Cleveland Middle School, I have seen how the traffic in this area has been a problem for pedestrians,” stated Mayor Keller.

Pedestrian safety signals have proven safety benefits:

  • 69% reduction in pedestrian crashes
  • 29% reduction in total crashes
  • 15% reduction in serious injury and fatal crashes