Open Letter to Hillary Gitelman and Jaime Rodriguez:
Hillary and Jaime:
Your response to residents comments about the Speed Humps that had been installed on Matadero Ave, Update on Speed Bumps on Matadero, suggested that you were uncertain how to proceed. You wanted more input from residents before making a decision about whether to replace the Speed Humps with Speed Tables or, because they turned out to be higher than required, to just grind them down to the appropriate height.
To get input from residents, I ran a survey for the past three days, which was announced on several Barron Park email lists. Background information from Palo Alto’s “Neighborhood Traffic Calming Program – Appendix” was provided for definitions, specifications and uses of Speed Humps and Speed Tables. There were two questions:
1. Which of the following traffic calming options do you prefer?
- Speed Humps
- Speed Tables
- No Preference
2. Do you have any other comments, questions or concerns?
The survey responses are anonymous.
The results are clear; with 61 responses to the question, residents prefer Speed Tables to Speed Humps by more than a factor of two to one.
Here is a link to the results. Survey: Speed Humps versus Speed Tables on Matadero You can also read here the responses for the second question from 39 residents who wrote about their comments and concerns.
It’s now up to you to make the corrections and changes to Matadero that reflect the will of the people of Barron Park.
Regards, Art Liberman