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Monday, June 12, 2017 by Elizabeth Pagano

The Austin Transportation Department wants your help in figuring out what happened to recent safety improvements on Far West Boulevard. Several four-foot tall reflective delineator posts designed to steer cars over speed cushions, and away from the bike lane, have been cut down. According to a press release from the city, “This poses several potential safety risks as, not only will vehicles be able to once again speed, but the devices are now less visible at night which could cause vehicles or bicyclists to strike the devices, causing the risk of serious injury.” The transportation department is working with the police to figure out what happened, and asks that anyone who has knowledge of it being an intentional act contact the Austin Police Department through Crime Stoppers at 512-472-TIPS. You can also text “Tip 103” and a message to CRIMES (274637), or use the Crime Stoppers app.

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