What’s to fear of slow speeds?
20’s Plenty For Us
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?
NOTE: Data was collected by City of Traverse City Engineering Department between July and August 2012