BRIDGEPORT — A busy stretch of Halsted Street outside McGuane Park has been labeled a children's safety zone, prompting the installation of one of the city's newest speed cameras.
The camera is installed at 2928 S. Halsted St. and began issuing warnings on Saturday.
The warning period will last for 30 days. After that, the city will start issuing $35 tickets to speeders traveling 6-10 mph over the posted speed limit and $100 tickets to those traveling 11 or more mph over the limit.
The city's transportation department said enforcement will be limited to hours the park is open. For McGuane, that's 6 a.m.-11 p.m. daily.
Elsewhere on the Southwest Side, a new speed camera has been installed outside Gage Park, 2513 W. 55th St., which also began issuing warning tickets on Saturday.
The program is set to expand across the city in 2014, when more than 105 speed cameras will be installed at 50 locations throughout the city. It's expected to generate $60 million this year.
But it could take in a lot more than that.
A recent DNAinfo analysis showed just one speed camera location outside McKinley Park in the 2100 block of West Pershing Road is on pace to net more than $3 million in a year.