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Old 01-17-2007, 01:36 PM
 
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Default Does anybody live in a Neighborhood that had Speed Bumps Installed?

Has anybody here ever tried to get speed bumps installed on a street in their neighborhood? If so, how did your HOA go about it. Our neighborhood in North Raleigh has a road the passes through it to and dead ends into another development a few blocks away. It is a straight road and people often zip through our neighborhood to the next development (Condos and Town homes with street parking) at 45-50 mph although the posted speed limit is 35 mph. This has caused a lot of concern because as you would expect there are often children playing in the area.

Our HOA was informed by police that if enough people requested it, the Raleigh Police would install one of those signs that shows how fast you are traveling, but aside from that there is nothing they can really do. This is a public road that our subdivision does not own or maintain, but the HOA has some reserve funds and was considering exploring the possibility getting speed bumps installed to deter speeding. Has anybody seen this done on a public road before? Any insights would be appreciated. Thanks!
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Old 01-17-2007, 01:53 PM
 
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Has anybody seen this done on a public road before? Any insights would be appreciated. Thanks!
The Brentwood neighborhood in north raleigh has them all over the place. (Public/city streets.) In fact, I think they kinda overdid it.
so it's possible to get the city to go along with it.
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Old 01-18-2007, 07:48 AM
 
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Depending on the road, the fire department sometimes has issues with speed bumps. Did the police give you any indication that this might present a problem?
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Old 01-18-2007, 08:00 AM
 
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You've seen how rubberneckers slow down on highways when a car is off the road, right?

Get a couple of cars from the junkyard and park them a couple of houses away. That will slow things down.

All jokes aside, check with the city to find out exactly who to talk to. It seems to me that if you got people in your neighborhood to sign a petition and then took it to the powers that be - then something could begin to move in a positive direction.

I think you're really forward thinking and a good neighbor being concerned about children playing in the area.
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Old 01-18-2007, 09:26 AM
 
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surely in the South people just shoot the tires of cars habitually speeding thru the neighborhood - that would slow them down and you wouldn't have to worry about spilling your coffee as you drive over the speed bumps
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Old 01-18-2007, 09:51 AM
 
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ROFLOL!!! Comedian, it could happen! You sure wouldn't want to put any sign up in your yard indicating anyone's in the line of fire though or they'd go even faster!

Speaking of signs that reminds me of how one neighbor made it clear no thieves were welcome: He put a small sign next to his door saying, "We don't call 911 here."
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