Monitoring Motorists

By: Todd Baucher Email
By: Todd Baucher Email

Updated: 04/16/2013 5:50 P.M.

Marietta Police Tuesday kept an eye on Front Street motorists, to make sure they were keeping an eye on people crossing the street.

It was all part of a compliance check on two Front Street crosswalks, installed four years ago as part of a safety upgrade.

Capt. Jeff Waite says no violators were found in the brief compliance check.

A few years ago, it was estimated five million vehicles travel on Front street each year.


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It's been about two months since the completion of the Front Street project in Marietta, and folks say so far, they're pleased with the changes.

One of the main goals of the project was to make Front Street more pedestrian friendly.

By adding raised, brick crosswalks and flashing lights, the hope was that traffic would slow down and allow pedestrians to cross safely, and pedestrians say it's a major improvement.

"You can see them start to slow down for you, where as before I swear they sped up if they saw a pedestrian, but yeah it's obviously working now," Ted Szabo, a pedestrian, said.

The project also included enhancing the look of Front Street, and business owners say that's been beneficial for them too.

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  • by Anonymous Location: Marietta on Jul 29, 2009 at 12:12 PM
    I think the flashing lights take away from the beauty they created.
  • by taxpayer Location: marietta on Jul 28, 2009 at 08:11 PM
    i agree with you !!!!!!! they do need to do something about the jaywalkers,it's worse now then before, how can we teach our school kids to cross the street when these adults don't know how to do it properly.
  • by rollo Location: marietta on Jul 28, 2009 at 05:00 PM
    i think the "new" front street is absolutely perfect. kudos to the mayor and everyone involved in the design and brainstorming. It sort of reminds me of the west village in NYC. Its a big city "style" street, in a medium size city. good job everyone..!
  • by !!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Location: Norwood on Jul 28, 2009 at 04:30 PM
    Yeah, now maybe if we could just get most of them to use them instead of JAYWALKING. Maybe the police should start to cite the JAYWALKERS for breaking the law instead of always ticketing the drivers.
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