Barricades Down

By: Jeremy Ross
By: Jeremy Ross

During the summer Lansing police and the Genesse neighborhood in Lansing agreed to block off many of its exits and entrances to improve safety. Tuesday neighbors review the impact of the program.

President of Lansing City Council and resident near Genesse, Carol Wood believes the program was a success and is just one more step towards revitalizing the community.

Thirty-year resident Gloria Davis agrees, and says traffic in the neighborhood is down improving pedestrian safety on the streets.

The hope is that fewer entrances and exits would mean fewer crimes and problems for the area.

Resident Kathy Allen doesn't believe the program has helped the situation, saying if people want to commit crimes no barricade will stop them.

The barriers were up about 90 days, and police are in the process of compiling the data to see what impact the program had on crime in the area.

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