Traffic-calming measures are too much

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I write regarding the speed bumps on Old Topsail Road. I have had the occasion, or maybe I should say misfortune, to drive down Old Topsail Road a couple of times in the last two weeks. What a catastrophe!

I realize that the livyers of Old Topsail Road were very outraged by the speeders travelling through their neighbourhood, and rightly so. However, our councillors, or road planners, got a little excessive with traffic slow-down.

A roundabout island in the middle of the road intersecting a side street, speed bumps about every 150 feet, sidewalks that jut out into the roadway is a little bit overkill, and all on one road! Come on council, what next? I can only imagine what will happen come winter with snow piled up on both sides of Old Topsail Road.

I hope that if council is planning more traffic slow-down measures on other streets in similar situations, they rethink their planning for my tax dollars.

Thank you for the opportunity for using space in your paper.

Carol Reade

St. John’s

Geographic location: Old Topsail Road

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  • John
    June 25, 2013 - 20:30

    I could not agree more,their plans for Carrick Dr. Are overkill! The sheer volume of traffic has taken care of the speeding,put a speed bump in front of the those who have complained, as usual as we have seen in the last 4 yrs planning is a foreign Concept to those in control.

  • Bill
    June 25, 2013 - 19:39

    I agree; it's overkill. For those who have travelled in Europe, the roundabout is a joke! And the curbs jutting into the driving lanes are just a hazzard.