I am a resident of Whitlock Heights and recently attended a homeowners’ meeting about speed tables being proposed by the city for certain streets in our neighborhood.
I am very supportive of these speed tables because of the overwhelming amount of cut-through traffic that now plagues our once quiet neighborhood. Also, we have a lot of speeders (some who live in the neighborhood) who drive much too fast for a residential area.
Someone put a flier (no names) on my mail box indicating that the city was proposing some 50 speed tables. The city engineer sent maps to all involved residents, showing where the tables were to be placed on Hickory North, Wood Valley, Whitlock Drive, North Hillcrest and South Woodland. I counted them and came up with only 17. I can’t imagine where the number of 50 came from. Seventeen is a lot less, and would seem to be an appropriate number to accomplish the end results of less cut-through traffic and less speeding.
The city made a study of these streets as to the need for speed tables. They weren’t just shooting in the dark.
To vote NO on the proposed speed tables is to vote YES to cut-through traffic and speeders.
It will not be convenient for me, as well as others in Whitlock Heights, to daily traverse streets with speed control devices, but now we are paying quite a price for the convenience of driving without these devices.
We need to consider the entire neighborhood and not focus on what is or is not convenient for each individual person living in Whitlock Heights.