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Ithaca PD to postpone added pedestrian patrol

The Ithaca Police Department has released the following announcement concerning the scheduled added patrols for pedestrian violations:After listening to concerns from the community, both in favor and against, the IPD has decided to postpone the scheduled patrols for pedestrian violations this weekend. Chief Barber stated “We will gather more data on the issues surrounding pedestrian, bicycle, and motor vehicle crosswalk safety and will develop a comprehensive strategy to address the problem.” The IPD prides itself on listening to the voices in our community and this is a great example of folks expressing their concerns. Later this summer, the IPD is planning to invite the Bicycle Pedestrian Advisory Council (BPAC) as well as other members of the community for an information gathering session to develop solutions on how best to keep our streets & crosswalks safe for everyone.

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