Petition form regarding speed bump on Johnson Ave.

Published 9:45 am Friday, April 12, 2024

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To the Editor:

We submitted the Neighborhood Traffic Management Program (NTMP) to the City Planning Department with your signature and address on the “Petition Form” November 7, 2023, expressing concern about traffic and speeding motorists on Johnson Avenue and requested a speed hump/speed bump be installed.

On March 26, 2024, we received an email from the City stating that the traffic count does not meet the requirements for speed humps/speed bumps. Standards from the Neighborhood Traffic Management Program (NTMP) states that the minimum vehicle volume has to be greater than 1000 vehicles or peak hour volumes greater than 100 vehicles, and according the Police Traffic Court, there had not been a single day where traffic volumes on Johnson Avenue had exceeded 1000 vehicles or where peak hours exceeded 100 vehicles.

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Also, according to standards from the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD) and crash data reported from years 2003-2020 for accidents occurring at intersections with Johnson Avenue at Cherry Street, Chestnut Street, Linden Avenue, Sunset Avenue, Summit Avenue, and Florence Street at Arney Street, there had not been enough crashes or accidents that would require speed bumps.

Thanks to everyone that signed the petition and thanks to Chief of Police Shaw for his direction on how to proceed with this process back in October 2023.


Paul and Pat Bellamy