Raleigh Cracks Down On Neighborhood Speeders
Posted May 21, 2004 5:20 a.m. EDT
RALEIGH, N.C. — Raleigh has a message for people who speed through neighborhoods: Watch out. The city is in the first phase of a crackdown called
, 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:
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.