August 22, 2013 1:12 PM Subscribe
Have you successfully gotten your city to install "traffic calming" measures on your street, such as speed humps or traffic circles? If so, I have a few questions.
posted by PSB to home & garden (37 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
We have a problem on our City of Milwaukee side street: it's one-way, and goes for two blocks downhill without a stop sign. Cars are constantly hitting high speeds by the time they get down the hill to my end of the block... I'm talking 55mph in a 25mph zone.
I've got the required documents (including a petition sheet) and am planning on launching a full-scale campaign to get speed humps, a traffic circle, or something else put in place to slow these a-holes down.
Here are my questions. Please answer any or all.
1) How hard is it to get the city to take action?
2) Have you had any traffic calming items installed on your block? Did they work to slow down the traffic?
3) Is there anything I'm not considering? i.e., Are traffic humps bad for bicyclists?
Any other experiences you can pass on to me would be appreciated.