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Syracuse Mayor announces speed humps to slow traffic in certain areas

 Syracuse Mayor Ben Walsh sits behind a desk at a WAER 83.3 panel with an audience in front of him.
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Syracuse Mayor Ben Walsh addresses a crowd at a WAER-sponsored event in this file photo.

Motorists traveling through the city of Syracuse may encounter new speed humps on several city streets.

Mayor Ben Walsh introduced 11 traffic humps on seven streets Wednesday as part of an expansion of the Speed Hump Pilot program. The city aims to target different residential and park roads to slow down traffic and increase pedestrian safety.

Signage and pavement markings will alert drivers to the new humps, many of which are on the city’s south and west sides.

The city will also study its impact on driver behavior using radar speed data collected before and after installation. First-year results from the pilot program show lower speeds in virtually all locations. Signage and pavement markings will alert drivers to the new humps, many of which are on the city’s south and west sides.

Scott Willis covers politics, local government, transportation, and arts and culture for WAER. He came to Syracuse from Detroit in 2001, where he began his career in radio as an intern and freelance reporter. Scott is honored and privileged to bring the day’s news and in-depth feature reporting to WAER’s dedicated and generous listeners. You can find him on twitter @swillisWAER and email him at srwillis@syr.edu.