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There appears to be some life in a controversial proposal to install photo radar cameras at pedestrian corridors.
While the Winnipeg police advised the city's police board to take no action on the suggestion from Coun. Ross Eadie, the board opted instead to allow the city’s traffic experts to look at the issue.
Coun. Scott Fielding, chairman of the police board, said the issue has been forwarded to public works to look at the feasibility of photo cameras and other options to improve pedestrian safety.
Eadie said too many drivers are racing through pedestrian crosswalks, and hoped the installation of photo radar cameras would act as a deterrent.
But a report from the police said there was no evidence to say the cameras are needed and doubted the province would agree to amend legislation to allow the cameras to be installed at crosswalks.
Fielding said he’s not a supporter of red light cameras or having them installed at pedestrian corridors, but added there could be other ways to make crosswalks safer.
"We call it the three Es," Fielding said following the police board meeting. "Education, engineering and enforcement."