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That’s how many pedestrians were killed in vehicle crashes in Chicago in 2010.
And that’s the number of mannequins, each sporting a black T-shirt with white and yellow ink bluntly stating “1 of 32 Pedestrians Killed Last Year In Chicago,” which stand alone or in pairs along Wacker Drive in downtown Chicago.
The mannequins stand as sentinels along the Chicago River on West Wacker Drive, between Clark and State Streets, as part of an installation to kickoff a pedestrian campaign Tuesday.
“Pedestrians are the most vulnerable users of the public way,” said CDOT Commissioner Gabe Klein speaking adjacent to the installation. “This campaign is specifically designed to change the behaviors that lead to pedestrian crashes.”
Klein spoke earlier in the day at a press conference where representatives from the Chicago Police Department, Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) were also on hand.