After a swan and an ibis were hit and killed by cars on Lake Morton Drive last week, city officials have increased police patrols and are considering adding two raised crosswalks and more 20-mph signs along the highly traveled road.

Source: News Channel 8

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  1. The only way to slow down speeders is to hit their pockets! Get police out there with radar and start writing tickets everyday!! It’s not rocket science.

  2. The South Florida Ave road diet will add to the traffic around the lake and in the historic neighborhoods. Maybe the swans will enjoy the pedestrian area in Dixieland.

  3. How can anyone miss seeing a large, white swan crossing the road. Some drivers must be text messaging.

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