The Accra Metropolitan Assembly (AMA) has commissioned road safety enhancement works on London market street in Jamestown to reduce road crashes in the city.
The works which were undertaken in collaboration with the Bloomberg Philanthropies Initiative for Global Road Safety (BIGRS) with support from the World Resources Institute (WRI) through its Tactical Urbanism Programme, include marking road lines and pedestrian crossings to delineate travel lanes, installing 30km/hr speed limit sign and rumble strips as well as the narrowing of wider lanes to help reduce vehicular speeds.
The road safety enhancement works follow an assessment carried out by AMA-BIGRS on the street which revealed a high rate of pedestrian knock-downs with its accompanying devastating fatalities and serious injuries. Speaking at a brief ceremony Chief Executive of the AMA, Hon Elizabeth Sackey, reiterated that the Assembly was working tirelessly to achieve its vision of being a smart, sustainable, and resilient modern city.
She said a report on road traffic deaths for the Accra Metropolitan Assembly (AMA) from 2018 to 2020 identified London Market Street in James Town as one of the road crash hotspots in the city adding that the corridor was selected to reduce pedestrian knockdowns and its related fatalities.
Story by: Magdalene Abedi