Posts Tagged ‘speed bumps’
May 23, 2012 by Steve Winkler
[Click here or somewhere] Any discussion of the automobile will at some point become controversial and emotionally charged. They’re a blessing and a curse. We hate them, love them; we love to hate them. We can’t live with ‘em; can’t live without ‘em. Cities, large and small, around the world devote exorbitant amounts of attention to the car’s pollution, regulation, parking, roads, and traffic control. One device to reduce speed and volume is the “traffic calming” device introduced in 1970 known as the speed bump. Speed bumps, speed humps and speed tables began appearing in Fayetteville several years ago and the bumps arrived last year to West Fork. First, residents of Doke Street requested and got them, followed shortly by requests from Pleasant Street and Riverwood Street residents. Not everyone thought the “sleeping policeman” as they’re called in Europe were a good idea. Fire Chief McCorkel spoke against them at several council meetings noting the damage they can cause emergency vehicles and also resulting in slower response time. At the April council meeting it was reported that “while it is a common practice to cut the middle out of a speed bump for kids on bikes and motorcycles, the removal of …Read More...