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Vision Zero road safety projects in Seattle are unlikely to have negative impacts on local business sales, UW study finds

Vision Zero road safety projects in Seattle are unlikely to have negative impacts on local business sales, UW study finds

An analysis of seven safety projects across Seattle including expanding the city’s bike network, redesigning high-crash intersections and enhancing crosswalks to protect pedestrians, found they had no negative impact on the annual revenues of nearby businesses for three years after construction began.

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