New Process Available to Report Residential Speeding, Other Non-Emergency Requests For Service
Toledo Mayor Wade Kapszukiewicz, Council Member Sam Melden, and Toledo Police Sgt. Tim Hanus announced a new process for residents to report residential speeding through the city’s Engage Toledo service during a news conference in front of One Government Center today.
Toledo residents may now report residential speeding by calling Engage Toledo at 419-936-2020, using the mobile app (download foriOS or Android), or through the city’s website at toledo.oh.gov/engage-toledo/. The data will be compiled and used by Toledo Police to direct speed enforcement to help keep neighborhoods safe.
“A neighborhood with less speeding is a more kid-friendly, bike-friendly, disability-friendly, and pedestrian-friendly neighborhood,” Council Member Melden said. “In 2019, Toledo was designated the 64th most dangerous metropolitan area for pedestrians in the U.S. and there were 919 reported crashes involving a pedestrian or bicyclist within the Washington Local Safe Routes to School study area from 2013-2017. Overall, 533 crashes involved pedestrians and 375 involved bicyclists. These crashes resulted in 65 fatalities.”
Mr. Melden added: “This is really a great example of residents speaking up about issues and city operations while we adjust our internal operations to meet the needs and become more efficient.”
Residents may also contact Engage Toledo to report other non-emergency requests for service, Mayor Kapszukiewicz said.
“The bottom line is we are attempting to make our streets safer and this new process will help us do that,” the mayor said.
More information on the city’s safe streets plan can be found at toledo.oh.gov/safe-streets.
Residents previously were asked to call the Toledo Police non-emergency number to report such violations.
Mr. Melden also announced that he would be conducting a door-to-door effort tomorrow to encourage residents to use the Engage Toledo service.