Virginia Drive Berlin Wall ON HOLD

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#1 Jul 12, 2012
http://triblive.com/news/2191003-74/drive-vir...

'Although some Virginia Drive residents still feel the barrier is the best option, they are open to alternatives as long as traffic gets slowed."I'm open to anything," Virginia Drive resident Ron Gaupin said. Other Virginia Drive residents shared the same sentiment, including Jeremy Albert, who's concerned about the safety of his 7-year-old daughter, who he walks to the school bus stop. "As long as it solves the traffic problem," Albert said.'

While this is great news, it seems that certain residents on the NK side of Virginia Drive don't understand that other people using the road isn't a "traffic problem."

A LOT of people live in the various housing plans between Craigdell and Chester Drive, not just these 30 or so that happen to live on the NK side of Edward Street. They have just as much right to use the road as any of its residents.
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#2 Sep 27, 2013
BiffNK wrote:
http://triblive.com/news/21910 03-74/drive-virginia-burrell-k inosz-lower-traffic-barricade- kensington-potts-residents
'Although some Virginia Drive residents still feel the barrier is the best option, they are open to alternatives as long as traffic gets slowed."I'm open to anything," Virginia Drive resident Ron Gaupin said. Other Virginia Drive residents shared the same sentiment, including Jeremy Albert, who's concerned about the safety of his 7-year-old daughter, who he walks to the school bus stop. "As long as it solves the traffic problem," Albert said.'
While this is great news, it seems that certain residents on the NK side of Virginia Drive don't understand that other people using the road isn't a "traffic problem."
A LOT of people live in the various housing plans between Craigdell and Chester Drive, not just these 30 or so that happen to live on the NK side of Edward Street. They have just as much right to use the road as any of its residents.
I see in todays NK news that a "Traffic Study" was made and that there was no excessive speeding. To calm the waters a "Speed Bump" is being installed at a cost of $600. Wonder what the study cost......

A little story about the same type situation in America's Hometown. The same problem existed... a couple of digruntled homeowners on a street complained about speeders and volum of traffic. They wanted to lower the speed limit from 30 MPH to 25 MPH. The state came in, made a study and determined that the speed limit was to low and raised it from 30MPH to 40MPH in one spot, and 30MPH to 35 MPH in another spot on that road. They abolished the 30 MPH speed limit.

Morale of that story is ...... Be careful what you ast for".

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