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City of Savannah releases report on Bay Street Pilot Program

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SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) -

The City of Savannah has just released its findings from The Bay Street Pilot Program.

You may remember back in September when parking was closed off and traffic lanes were widened on the street.

City officials have concluded that the changes resulted in some positive things, such as fewer sideswipe accidents, increased visibility that could lead to safer driving conditions, and the possibility of putting a landscaped median in.

There were negatives as well, though, as 116 parking spaces were eliminated. Vehicles drove faster on average and it could leave unsafe conditions for pedestrians as vehicles would now be closer to the sidewalks.

The city will share its findings with the design team for the street and work is expected to be complete by this upcoming summer.

Below is the is the full report:

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