Public meeting to hear Vintage Hills traffic concerns
Original post made on Jul 24, 2012
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on Jul 24, 2012 at 9:53 am
As a long time Crellin Rd. resident I can tell you that speed humps are mostly ineffective. Some slow down, most drivers divert to other streets without humps, and some find the humps a challenge to see just how fast they can go over them. Stand at the corner of Montevino and Crellin on any given day, usually between 3 - 6 p.m. and you will be amazed at how fast some of the cars go, both up and down Crellin Rd. These are not just teenagers as some might expect; in fact, most are not teenagers but adults in sporty cars or big SUV's that barely feel the impact of the bumps. Then notice the traffic calming measures taken on Montevino; planter boxes in the middle of the intersection with trees, etc. Certainly a more beautiful traffic slowing measure. Be very clear, my neighbors, about what you want because traffic humps, and the ugly signage that goes with them, are not the solution!
City engineer, Joshua Pack, has been very responsive to my concerns regarding additional speed bumps in the neighborhood and I appreciate his efforts. His statistics show speeds have reduced on my street, but statistics do not always tell the whole story. Traffic diversion is really what has reduced the average speeds on my street. Unfortunately Crellin is stuck with the speed humps, but I implore you to look for other solutions that preserve the safety and beauty of the neighborhood. Ask them at the meeting on Thursday how Montevino got planter boxes with trees and why; be sure to look at all possibilities before agreeing to speed humps.
on Jul 24, 2012 at 6:26 pm
franco is a registered user.
I suppose the grass looks greener on the other side of the fence. After living on Montevino for the last 20 years, let me tell you that the planter boxes (there are 2) are totally and completely useless.... they speed like crazy on Montevino. Witness the 2AM overturn by some young teenager who did not make the bend at the top of the hill.... I clock people doing 40 very often (you figure out how)... mother's racing their kid(s) to school, single occupant drivers racing to work, etc. Then, later in the day the same ones are racing in the opposite direction.
on Jul 25, 2012 at 8:51 am
They should put in a few roundabouts. Speed around those and you'll topple over!