I was disturbed when I read the August “The Cloister News” that the HOA Board has decided to add more speed bumps to our streets and to extend speed bumps at stop signs.
Here is why……;
A speed bump is mainly used in parking lots in selected places where the intention is to slow traffic to a near stop whereas a speed hump is used on streets to prevent speeding above the speed limit (usually 15 or 20 or 25 mph)
The speed limit at The Cloister is 15 mph but if anyone drove over a Cloister speed bump at 15 MPH their car would go flying and probably break part of the undercarriage of their car. So most private streets will usually use speed humps and leave the speed bumps for the Kroger parking lot.
Traffic proceeds slowly in areas where speed bumps are placed.
They are typically intended for front of store or school entrances, parking lots, at pedestrian crossings, garages and near stop sign locations.
Speed humps offer softer intrusion. Traffic normally remains moving but at around 10 -15 mph.
They are better suited for high traffic areas, entrances from major roads and areas experiencing speeders..
.Has anyone considered that:
- A speed bump across the entire road may dam the streets and cause flooding? Water flows rapidly and in large volume down Marquette Drive during hard rains.
- A speed bump completely across the road will hamper walkers, bicyclists and handicapped persons.
This information took me 1/2 hour to research and put together. Perhaps the HOA Board and ARMS Committee should solicit suggestions from we Cloister residents before they take actions that effect all of us?