Residents Want To End Neighborhood's Reputation As Thoroughfare
Posted July 18, 2001 10:07 a.m. EDT
RALEIGH — A north Raleigh community is tired of people using its neighborhood street as a shortcut, so neighbors are launching a protest, complete with road signs, warning people to slow down.
Neighborhood residents say drivers have a habit of ignoring the 35-mile per hour speed limit, so they want the city to put up stop signs at nearby intersections. The neighbors say they are concerned about the safety of the children.
"It costs less than $100 for a stop sign. When you put it up, you'll have instant results," says protest organizer Sally Dydula. "People have to obey the stop sign and come to a stop."
The city says a transportation study shows the neighborhood does not qualify for stop signs because there are not enough traffic incidents. Neighbors are invited to an City Council meeting on August 7 to discuss their traffic concerns.