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What’s to fear of slow speeds?

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Last week, the Traverse City Planning Commission was presented with data collected in Kids Creek Neighborhood. The volume and speed data was collected last year on 7th Street, 6th Street, and a section of Elmwood Avenue. Over the span of a week, 24%, 22%, and 15% of the vehicles passing through were traveling in excess of 30-mph, respectively on each street. The actual numbers:

  • 9,460 vehicles going over 5-mph above the speed limit on 7th.
  • 3,472 vehicles going over 5-mph above the speed limit on  6th.
  • 1,218 vehicles going over 5-mph above the speed limit on Elmwood.

How safe do you feel knowing that nearly 14,000 vehicles are speeding through your neighborhood every week? As the Kids Creek Neighborhood president, Homer Nye asks, is this acceptable? 

As we have pointed out countless times, the difference speed makes in public safety, and consequentially health, is staggering.

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What are you going to do about it?

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NOTE: Data was collected by City of Traverse City Engineering Department between July and August 2012

  1. christinariddle49
    August 28, 2013 at 10:00 am

    You are resonating with me. My grand kids live on State street. Not as bad as 7th I’m sure. Everybody needs to slow down. I think those “your going xx mph” signs are effective. At least for me.

  2. Danielle
    August 29, 2013 at 3:45 pm

    I wish they’d do some data collecting on 8th Street off of Division. I’ll bet the number of speeders will match research found on 6th and 7th. Most days, it feels like I live on a freeway off/on ramp. What’s your hurry? The stop sign in approximately 1/8 of a mile? Please slow down. There’s another stop sign coming up.

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