February 16, 2004

Speed Control on Rural Roads

Fernando de Aragon, the Executive Director of the Ithaca-Tompkins County Transportation Council, will be speaking at the Varna Community Center (map) next Tuesday, February 24, at 7:30pm.

The description of the presentation states:

"Speed humps, neckdowns, diverters, bumpouts, and a host of other traffic calming features may find applicability on city streets, but what would rural traffic calming look like? With a state Department of Transportation strongly resistant to lowering the prevailing state speed limit of 55 mph, even on neighborhood streets, speed limit enforcement is not the answer. All are invited to a discussion focused on speed, safety, emergency access, road design, community character and rural traffic calming."

Aragon presented similar material in West Danby last month. That was largely a conversation rather than a presentation, and I'm looking forward to seeing how local Dryden issues affect the discussion. In West Danby, Route 34/96 dominated the discussion; here we have Routes 13 and 366, plus lots of smaller roads with their own traffic issues.

Posted by simon at February 16, 2004 9:10 AM in
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