Kulik announces more than $182,000 for pedestrian safety upgrades

Funding to improve safety for pedestrians and bicyclists

CORAOPOLIS, Dec. 23 – A total of $182,193 in Automated Red Light Enforcement funding was awarded to Carnegie Borough and Kilbuck Township to improve safety for pedestrians and bicyclists, announced state Rep. Anita Kulik.

Kulik, D-Allegheny, said Carnegie Borough was awarded $66,193 in funding to install a Flashing Beacon at a crosswalk serving Carnegie Elementary School. Kilbuck Township received a $116,000 grant to improve pedestrian and bicycle safety on Camp Horne Road, which currently has no pedestrian facilities or connectivity.

“Carnegie Elementary is right in the heart of the borough, and this grant will help make it safer for students to walk to school, while Camp Horne Road is also home to a busy public park,” Kulik said. “Over the last several years pedestrian crashes have been on the increase nationwide, and I’m proud to have helped secure funding that will directly benefit both of these communities by helping keep kids and other people safe.”

The ARLE program aims to improve safety at signalized intersections by providing automated enforcement at locations where data shows red-light running has been an issue. Approximately $12.9 million dollars in funding will be distributed to a total of 28 projects across the state.

ARLE funding is supplied by fines from red light violations at 32 intersections in Philadelphia. State law specifies that projects improving safety, enhancing mobility and reducing congestion can be considered for funding. More information about ARLE can be found here.