HUNTSVILLE POLICE DEPARTMENT
815 Wheeler Ave.
Huntsville, Alabama 35801
Rex Reynolds Wendell Johnson
Chief of Police Public Affairs Administrator
(256) 427-7001 (256) 427-7043
Crime Prevention Leads To One-Way Streets
October 14, 2005 (Huntsville, Alabama) It’s called, “Crime Prevention by Environmental Design.” Effective Monday, October 17, 2005, Lincoln Village will become the first public housing community in Huntsville to feature a series of one-way streets to curb criminal activity. According to North Precinct Captain Andy Jackson, the concept should cut down on speeding, heavy traffic, drug trafficking and other criminal activity. Jackson said, “By implementing one-way streets, the Huntsville Police Department will reduce the average speed, lower the volume of traffic and provide a safer environment for residents, and children playing in the area. Most importantly, it limits opportunities for drug traffickers driving in and out of Lincoln Village. The lower volume of vehicles will make it harder to disguise drive through drug buys and other criminal activity.”
The concept of one-way streets are a direct result of meetings between the Lincoln Huntsville Housing Association Community Watch Group, Housing Authority Administrators and, Huntsville Police. Jackson added that if the one-way streets are effective in Lincoln Village, the concept could be easily applied to other public housing communities. The following streets allowed for two-way traffic, but beginning Monday, October 17th, the following streets will be one-way only:
Frederick Avenue NW Hurst Ave NW
Gale Ave NW Hoover Street NW
Webster Drive NW Garrison Street NW
Burbank St NW
Editor’s Note: North Precinct Community Relations Officer Corey Harris will be available for interviews at Lincoln Village between 12:00 – 2:00 p.m. today.