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Old 11-15-2009, 07:45 PM
 
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Am I crazy or does the "new" Mulberry street seem like the dumbest design ever? I think its a lawsuit waiting to happen. For those who haven't had the pleasure of driving it, it has these squares with curbs that jut out in several places in an effort to "slow" traffic. The City thinks that if the street narrows in certain places, it will be difficult to speed. I have never seen this on any street. I shutter to think what they will do on Lindberg and Country Club...
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Old 11-15-2009, 08:49 PM
 
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I'll check it out tomorrow. I didn't know Mulberry was back open. Redd Road between Doniphan & Montoya looks pretty now but is slower & the west end is still a bit messy when it changes from 1 to 2 lanes.
Belvidere (Mesa to Resler) was recently changed from 4 lanes to 2 lanes (1 each way) with a bike lane and the speed limit dropped from 40 to 30. It's a real pain now when stuck behind a slow poke. I used to be able to get around them at stop signs but no longer.

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Old 11-16-2009, 11:15 AM
 
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Maybe the Mulberry indents will make more sense when they paint lines on the road - but it is a tight squeeze for passing cars.
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Old 11-28-2009, 04:37 PM
 
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Sunset Drive speed bumps.
Doesn't look too bad or transmission-busting to me & feels more like a gentle hump than bump.

Speed bumps installed recently to be removed - El Paso Times

After first clamoring for four speed bumps along Sunset Drive, residents of the Upper Valley on Tuesday successfully lobbied the City Council to remove them.
They said speeding is a concern on their tree-lined street. Now they say speed bumps are too rough on their cars.

"It's horrible," said Susan Ross, who drives along Sunset every day on her way to work. "We're talking busted transmissions and hundreds of dollars in repairs here. The speed humps were a mistake."

Ultimately, safety was the issue that persuaded him the bumps should be removed.
Sunset has no curb or gutter, so many drivers were swerving into the pedestrian area to avoid the bumps.

After the city spends about $4,000 to remove the bumps, white edging and yellow dash marks in the middle of the road will be installed to discourage speeding.


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Old 11-28-2009, 07:39 PM
 
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I need those speed bumps in my hood. So many construction workers, school bus drivers YES SCHOOL BUS DRIVERS and the worse is moms with kids driving like it's the smurfin race track. I have yet to see a cop patrol my hood and I think I'll be calling them to patrol during the day.
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Old 11-28-2009, 07:41 PM
 
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Sunset Drive speed bumps.
Doesn't look too bad or transmission-busting to me & feels more like a gentle hump than bump.

Speed bumps installed recently to be removed - El Paso Times

After first clamoring for four speed bumps along Sunset Drive, residents of the Upper Valley on Tuesday successfully lobbied the City Council to remove them.
They said speeding is a concern on their tree-lined street. Now they say speed bumps are too rough on their cars.

"It's horrible," said Susan Ross, who drives along Sunset every day on her way to work. "We're talking busted transmissions and hundreds of dollars in repairs here. The speed humps were a mistake."

Ultimately, safety was the issue that persuaded him the bumps should be removed.
Sunset has no curb or gutter, so many drivers were swerving into the pedestrian area to avoid the bumps.

After the city spends about $4,000 to remove the bumps, white edging and yellow dash marks in the middle of the road will be installed to discourage speeding.

Probably drives a rice mobile. To many Hondas with fart cans low riding. Nice to see the rich side get city money to remove speed bumps yet my hood on the east side was shot down with installing lights that to date have resulted in many deaths. But luckily they'll be installed later on in the year and hopefully no one else gets killed. And how about some lights too down Zaragosa.
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Old 11-28-2009, 10:57 PM
 
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There's plenty of speed bumps where I am. My transmission works fine. They need to install curbs on that street.


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Originally Posted by Gary Siete View Post
Sunset Drive speed bumps.
Doesn't look too bad or transmission-busting to me & feels more like a gentle hump than bump.

Speed bumps installed recently to be removed - El Paso Times

After first clamoring for four speed bumps along Sunset Drive, residents of the Upper Valley on Tuesday successfully lobbied the City Council to remove them.
They said speeding is a concern on their tree-lined street. Now they say speed bumps are too rough on their cars.

"It's horrible," said Susan Ross, who drives along Sunset every day on her way to work. "We're talking busted transmissions and hundreds of dollars in repairs here. The speed humps were a mistake."

Ultimately, safety was the issue that persuaded him the bumps should be removed.
Sunset has no curb or gutter, so many drivers were swerving into the pedestrian area to avoid the bumps.

After the city spends about $4,000 to remove the bumps, white edging and yellow dash marks in the middle of the road will be installed to discourage speeding.

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Old 12-05-2009, 11:49 AM
 
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Many of the UV streets don't need curbs b/c then the road wouldn't drain like its supposed to. Thats the main reason they don't have curbs - it would actually hinder natural drainage.
I'm glad they're taking the speed bumps off Sunset but they need to do something about the speeding on that street - maybe they should install traffic cams there and hand out automatic tickets.
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