SOUTH SHORE — Hyde Park’s only red-light cameras are coming down.
After meeting with community members on Tuesday at the South Shore Cultural Center, the Chicago Department of Transportation will remove the north and south facing cameras at 57th Street and Cornell Drive in the fall.
Mayor Rahm Emanuel turned off 50 cameras across the city in March, but none of the cameras will be physically removed until after CDOT meets with the communities affected.
The Tuesday 5th Ward meeting was the third community meeting so far on the red light cameras.
“We believe the cameras have served their purpose and changed behavior,” said CDOT Deputy Commissioner Larry McPhillips.
All the cameras removed had either no right-turn crashes or fewer than one crash for every million cars passing through the intersection and one right-turn crash in 2013.
There are only nine red-light camera intersections on the south lakefront, the fewest in the city. That will drop to seven with the removal of cameras at the Hyde Park intersection and the cameras at Jeffery Boulevard and 79th Street.
Hyde Park’s red-light camereas were installed in 2009.
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