Brook Creek Neighborhood Traffic Calming Requests on November Agenda

Due to neighbor requests, BCNA sent met with David Woosley, the traffic engineer, to develop a plan for traffic calming for several areas.  The proposed changes are on the agenda for the November Traffic Safety Commission meeting.  If you are in favor or against any of these changes please come to the meeting and voice your opinion.

November 7, 2016 Agenda

7:00 PM – City Commission Room, City Hall

 

Consider request to establish NO RIGHT TURN 7-9AM 3-6PM MON- FRI for westbound traffic on 15th Street at Elmwood Street, Summit Street, Prospect Avenue, Prairie Avenue, Brook Street and Maple Lane.

Staff Report:

1. Part-time turn restrictions have been used at several locations including 23rd Street between Louisiana Street and Massachusetts Street, and, on Tennessee Street at 23rd Street

6. Part-time turn restrictions have the potential to solve a cut- through traffic problem without using more expensive traffic calming devices. .

Consider request to establish NO LEFT TURN 7-9AM 3-6PM MON- FRI for southbound traffic on Haskell Avenue at 12th Street and 13th Street.

Staff Report:

  1. Part-time turn restrictions have been used at several locations including 23rd Street between Louisiana Street and Massachusetts Street, and, on Tennessee Street at 23rd Street
  2. Part-time turn restrictions have the potential to solve a cut- through traffic problem without using more expensive traffic calming devices.

Consider request to establish a 20MPH SPEED LIMIT on East Glenn Drive between Harper Street and Maple Lane.

Staff Report:

  1. East Glenn Drive is classified as a “local” street, paved approximately 26 feet wide, and, a speed limit of 30mph, as established by State Law.
  2. State Law permits a city to decrease a speed limit within an urban district, on the basis of a traffic investigation, but, not to less than 20mph.
  3. Traffic data collected on East Glenn Drive found the 85th percentile speed of traffic to be approximately 34.2mph.
  4. East Glenn Drive does not have sidewalks on either side of the street, therefore, all pedestrians, including children walking to school, must walk in the street.

 

View Full Agenda Here

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