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Raleigh Cracks Down On Neighborhood Speeders

Posted May 21, 2004

— Raleigh has a message for people who speed through neighborhoods: Watch out. The city is in the first phase of a crackdown called

Traffic Calming

, and it expects neighbors to help.

Most people have the same complaint about too many drivers speeding through Raleigh neighborhoods. The city now has a

list of the worst neighborhood streets

with the worst speeders. The following is a list of the top 10:

  • North Bend Drive from Falls of Neuse to Spring Forest
  • Harps Mill Road from Falls to Gresham Lake
  • Shelley Road from North Hills to Six Forks
  • Lake Boone Trail from Cambridge to Dixie Trail
  • Anderson Drive from Glenwood to Six Forks
  • Rainwater Road from Harps Mill to Spring Forest
  • Mourning Dove Road from Heathfield to Six Forks
  • Plaza Place from Creedmoor to West Millbrook
  • Eagle Trace from Grand Traverse to Southall
  • Ashe Avenue from Western to Hillsborough
  • The city will ask the residents of the areas on the Traffic Calming list to get involved in solutions. Some residents who live near Ashe Avenue have some definite opinions of the issue.

    "People in a rush, not really giving second thoughts about the residents here -- that doesn't seem to appear to cross their mind," neighbor Rita Mangum said.

    "In the evening when everybody's getting off work, and it's mad traffic coming through here," neighbor Calvin Watford said.

    City engineers will meet with neighbors to exchange ideas. Some of the solutions may include narrowing steets, realigning streets, and installing speed bumps and speed traps. They hope to have a plan in place within a year.

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