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Speed Humps Proposed in Neighborhood Near School

While cars aren't technically speeding, residents petition the San Juan Capistrano City Council for them anyway.

A car drives down Via Madonna in San Juan Capistrano where residents want speed humps. Patch photo credit: Penny Arévalo
A car drives down Via Madonna in San Juan Capistrano where residents want speed humps. Patch photo credit: Penny Arévalo

Residents along Via Madonna may soon be experiencing a bumpy ride.

Thirty-five residents have petitioned the San Jun Capistrano City Council to have the city install speed humps along their street. The signatures represent 92 percent – 24 of 26 – residents who live on Via Madonna, according to a city staff report.

Although neighbors may experience the traffic moving quickly, a traffic study showed that motorists aren’t necessarily speeding in the neighborhood near Ambuehl Elementary. The 85th percentile speed was determined to be 25 MPH, the speed limit in the area and below the city’s threshold of 30 MPH.

However, after two meetings with city staff, the residents convinced them of the need. Staffers are recommending City Council approval at its Tuesday meeting.

The four humps would cost approximately $8,000, according to the staff report.

The council meets at 6 p.m. Tuesday at City Hall, 32400 Paseo Adelanto in San Juan Capistrano. 

Shripathi Kamath February 04, 2014 at 02:45 AM
"The four humps would cost approximately $8,000, according to the staff report." ___________________________________________________ http://bit.ly/1ihIQFX lists some prices. Here's one specific cost from http://dot.pima.gov/trafeng/ntmp/faq.html: ___________________________________________________ "A speed hump normally costs $500 to $1,000 to construct. The wider the roadway, the more a speed hump will cost. In many neighborhoods, the cost is approximately $550." ___________________________________________________ Shouldn't somebody be outraged by now?
Alberto Barrera February 05, 2014 at 12:11 AM
Considering how long it takes to get things built here in California, I'd say $8,000 is a reasonably safe overestimation.

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