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A petition for traffic calming elements on Franklin Street

September 1, 2015 7:06 am by

A petition has been launched urging the city to install traffic calming elements on Franklin Street:

We would like to propose a solution to the traffic traveling too fast on East Franklin Street. Although East Franklin doesn’t see a lot of traffic during the course of the day, a small number of cars do accelerate over the speed limit once reaching the top of the hill from 25th Street eastbound and after passing through the stop sign at the corner of Libby Hill Park westbound. Children and dog walkers in the park would benefit from having the security of traffic calming elements.

At night time, the streets turns to a race track.

There are alternatives to stop signs (which decrease the value of the historical feel and importance of the area, suggesting the risks) and speed bumps. Bulbouts and roundabouts are not only effective in managing speed but also beautify and differentiate the street itself and the community. Bulbouts can be designed in a way where they have little impact on space for street parking and can be designed as planters for flowers.

This petition is to install a roundabouts between East Franklin 26th and 29th Streets. Another roundabout at East Grace and 29th would greatly enhance the beauty of 29th between East Broad and the soldier’s monument.



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