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Your neighborhood is my neighborhood

Uploaded: Apr 30, 2020
I see in the City Council email log email queue a note from neighbors Daniel and Alice Hom April 29, 2020, from regarding Willow Road repaving. This harkens to the state of traffic in Linfield Oaks when we purchased our home in 1994. At the time our realtor remarked that we’d never have to move – and she was right.




We soon observed an uncomfortable quantity and speed of vehicular traffic rounding the curved streets of Linfield Oaks – a neighborhood with many children playing outdoors. I drafted a petition requesting that the City Council consider addressing this issu e- traffic- , then gathered signatures from neighbors to present to the council. It took a year effort to convince council to reserve funding for a traffic study, and a subsequent effort to reserve funds to implement the speed control project’



The feature od the redesign incuded clearly deamrket intersection walking paths (in red), traffic direction arrows and bicycle paths.

As evidenced by past repaving, risk I see is that there is a tendency to dumb-down the elevation of the speed humps which temper vehicle speed and driver temptation.





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