Neighborhood Signs Target Speeders Along Raleigh's Glenwood Avenue
Posted August 26, 2003 8:45 a.m. EDT
RALEIGH, N.C. — Homeowners along Raleigh's Glenwood Avenue want drivers to slow down.
Fifty "Are You Speeding?" signs popped up along lawns of homes along the road last weekend. Organizers of the campaign said they want to draw attention to what they said is a dangerous and noisy problem.
"It's not safe, we're just all too close to the road. There are pedestrians, people walk on the sidewalk all the time," resident Cat Rudd said. "We want a better quality of life than the foundation shaking from huge trucks speeding by."
The speed limit along Glenwood Avenue is 35 mph, but some drivers were clocked driving 64 mph with a Raleigh Police Department radar gun Monday.
Most residents agree speeding and noise are problems, but not all residents are happy about the public display.
"I'm outraged by the signs quite frankly. I feel it can be handled a different way," said June Crane. Crane has lived on Glenwood Avenue for 16 years and said the signs make her neighborhood look bad.
Organizers said the signs will remain up until Sept. 2, when residents voice their concerns to the Raleigh City Council.