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« Reply #45 on: March 20, 2010, 01:47:20 pm »

Which I think is now 40 but used to be 50.
I thought it was 35 once you got up to those subdivision entrances. It's been a long time since I've been down that way, though. I could be misremembering. Either way, driving through that area in traffic is not particularly enjoyable. The only excitement comes when some jackass turning into the subdivision decides to panic stop when they decide oncoming traffic a quarter mile away will interfere with their left turn. Wink
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« Reply #46 on: March 20, 2010, 01:54:05 pm »

I thought it was 35 once you got up to those subdivision entrances. It's been a long time since I've been down that way, though. I could be misremembering. Either way, driving through that area in traffic is not particularly enjoyable. The only excitement comes when some jackass turning into the subdivision decides to panic stop when they decide oncoming traffic a quarter mile away will interfere with their left turn. Wink

Might be 35.  I think there is a yellow sign with either 30 or 35.  You know, yellow - at least 10 over what it says except in rain and snow.
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« Reply #47 on: March 22, 2010, 01:11:38 pm »

It's interesting how road width affects speed.  Over the years, I've been caught speeding in places where the road design shouted "super-highway," while the speed limit signs stated 25 or 35 or whatever.  I get caught day-dreaming...my body is alert to the physical constraints of the road, but my brain doesn't read the signs.  It's happened a couple times that I can specifically remember thinking: if they don't want you to speed, they shouldn't build a frickin highway through town!  If you build extra-wide lanes, put in multiple lanes and have huge setbacks, people will speed.  Places like Owasso are prime examples.  Their arterial streets are as wide as interstates, and there's certainly no pedestrian traffic or even signs of human life (shops, playgrounds, bicycles) near the streets to remind you about other uses of the ROW.
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« Reply #48 on: March 22, 2010, 01:21:48 pm »

These kind of roads keep drivers slow.

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« Reply #49 on: May 10, 2018, 03:39:21 pm »

Our neighborhood was surprised today with about a dozen new speed humps.
No idea who requested them, and it apparently didnt go thru neighborhood contacts (of which I am one).

The humps arent on my street, but the traffic diverted from them is.  My street is now much less safe than it was this time yesterday.
Neighbors are livid the resources went to this and not to the potholes.
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« Reply #50 on: May 10, 2018, 06:13:18 pm »

Our neighborhood was surprised today with about a dozen new speed humps.
No idea who requested them, and it apparently didnt go thru neighborhood contacts (of which I am one).

The humps arent on my street, but the traffic diverted from them is.  My street is now much less safe than it was this time yesterday.
Neighbors are livid the resources went to this and not to the potholes.

Sorry I thought you were talking about quick nooners.
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« Reply #51 on: May 10, 2018, 07:18:20 pm »

Neighbors are livid the resources went to this and not to the potholes.

I agree. The city could have added a bunch more potholes and that would have slowed down traffic even more.
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« Reply #52 on: May 10, 2018, 07:22:19 pm »

Sorry I thought you were talking about quick nooners.

Well, people are being screwed...

It looks like the city skipped a few of the steps in order to have this approved, such as involving the neighborhood.  You can apply to have it removed AFTER A YEAR and only if the city elects to consider the neighbors affected by the diverted traffic (and not just the people on the humped street).
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« Reply #53 on: May 10, 2018, 08:01:34 pm »

It could be worse...maybe:

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« Reply #54 on: May 11, 2018, 07:15:12 am »

Well, people are being screwed...

It looks like the city skipped a few of the steps in order to have this approved, such as involving the neighborhood.  You can apply to have it removed AFTER A YEAR and only if the city elects to consider the neighbors affected by the diverted traffic (and not just the people on the humped street).

I'd bet that someone called and complained about traffic speeds.
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« Reply #55 on: May 11, 2018, 07:26:47 am »

It could be worse...maybe:

“But the plans were on display…”
“On display? I eventually had to go down to the cellar to find them.”
“That’s the display department.”
“With a flashlight.”
“Ah, well, the lights had probably gone.”
“So had the stairs.”
“But look, you found the notice, didn’t you?”
“Yes,” said Arthur, “yes I did. It was on display in the bottom of a locked filing cabinet stuck in a disused lavatory with a sign on the door saying ‘Beware of the Leopard.”

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« Reply #56 on: May 11, 2018, 10:53:54 am »

(and not just the people on the humped street).

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« Reply #57 on: May 11, 2018, 11:03:46 am »

I'd bet that someone called and complained about traffic speeds.

Ill bet you are right, but before that someone pushes their problem off on their neighbors the neighbors are supposed to get an opportunity to address it, or at least be told.  24 speed humps should not just appear without the input of the affected residents.
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« Reply #58 on: May 11, 2018, 12:40:44 pm »

Ill bet you are right, but before that someone pushes their problem off on their neighbors the neighbors are supposed to get an opportunity to address it, or at least be told.  24 speed humps should not just appear without the input of the affected residents.

You mistake what the government is here for.

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« Reply #59 on: May 11, 2018, 03:58:04 pm »

Ill bet you are right, but before that someone pushes their problem off on their neighbors the neighbors are supposed to get an opportunity to address it, or at least be told.  24 speed humps should not just appear without the input of the affected residents.


Late at night.  Couple gallons diesel fuel and gasoline mix, poured all over the speed bump - the asphalt should help the process.  Light it up.  If lucky, enough degradation to require removal.   (Don't stick around with marshmallows, either!!)


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If that don't work, see if you can get some loaded dump trucks to drive through the neighborhood for a while...that will crumble everything, providing traffic calming as well as getting rid of bumps.

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