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‘Ugly and ridiculous’
Residents unhappy with look of new 'traffic calming' measures
Horrible. Ugly. Abomination. Hideous. Cheap.
They are just some of the words used to describe new traffic-calming measures on Penns Trail North in the Wiltshire Walk neighborhood of Newtown Township.
Last week, the township completed a nearly $6,000 project on the 25 mph, 0.4-mile road that runs from Newtown Yardley Road to Upper Silver Lake Road.
The work, which was approved unanimously by the township supervisors in May 2010, came after residents complained about speeding cars cutting through the neighborhood since the lower end of Upper Silver Lake Road closed.
Now, dozens of white, waist-high, reflective posts jut into the road and a serpentine yellow line is painted down the center on the straight stretch of the road.
“Traffic calming in general is a good thing,” said Jen Dix, who lives on Hartfeld Road. “However, what they just did in the last couple days is ugly and ridiculous and makes no sense whatsoever. ... It just looks horrible.”
Originally posted by acmpnsfal
I think this was a good cost effective measure. So what if you look like you are driving like a serpent would slither. A lot of cities are struggling financially not sure if this one is but im sure this would be cheaper than a speed bump....only thing is people are ignoring the lines and driving straight anyway.
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Originally posted by xxsomexpersonxx
So I'm suppose to go in front of the oncoming cars trajectory, on purpose, and then swerve out when bars over the safe part of the road get out of the way? What happens when you have a firetruck speed through there and you're in it's path? Or any of the other situations where this would be less than good?
I'd rather take a back road. I'm not gonna stick myself right in front of anyone's path just to encourage them to slow down.
Originally posted by Pseudonaut
I'm not sure you actually understand what's been done to the road. You might want to reread the article again.