CHICAGO (WLS) — A lethal hit-and-run in Uptown reignited the decision for security modifications at a Thursday protest held on the intersection the place it occurred.
Soyfa Athamanah, 69, was struck and killed Tuesday whereas strolling within the crosswalk at Broadway and Winona. The driving force took off and nonetheless hasn’t been caught.
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Dozens gathered on the scene Thursday evening to stroll that very same crosswalk. They’re making an attempt to lift consciousness about what they are saying is a harmful design that places their security in danger.
Forty-seventh Ward Ald. Matt Martin shared a letter Wednesday in response to the hit-and-run, saying partly, “Since 2021, my workplace has been working with the Chicago Division of Transportation to answer security issues on this stretch of Broadway.”
CDOT mentioned they’ve already accomplished a number of pedestrian security enhancements on Broadway, and so they’re engaged on ‘extra upcoming investments to additional calm site visitors, together with a raised crosswalk on Winona… and a raised protected bike lane on Broadway.”