Letter: Two stop signs a poor solution to speeding cars

Editor:

I am concerned with the cars traveling down our road. For one we have no sidewalks and people use our street as a short cut to the hospital, college, cement plant or wherever they go when accessing the Willard extension.

It would be much safer for the residents on our street if they used Fir street or the bypass. We have contacted the county and they have done surveys about the amount of traffic and the high rate of speed.

Their response was two new stop signs and telling us we can’t incorporate speed bumps because people are just driving too fast. Most of us have moved our mailboxes to our own side of the street because it’s just to dangerous to cross the road to get our mail. The road I am referring to is Piela/Rancho Vista way by Daniel Bright.

Randy Loftus

Cottonwood

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Jheff 1 week, 1 day ago

I am responding to Mr. Loftus' comments regarding traffic on Peila and Rancho Vista. I live on Rio Mesa Trail, and we have the same exact problem with speeding cars and excessive noise. They also installed a stop sign at the intersection with Camino Real, which does little or nothing to slow down speeding cars, especially in the middle of the night. They also installed an electric sign that measured speeds coming down the street. It actually seemed to slow down cars, but they removed if after only one week. Our calls to the highway department regarding this went answered. Rio Mesa also has no sidewalks. People walk this street pushing baby strollers; I wonder how long it will be before someone is killed, and they finally decide to do something about it. J. Heffernan

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tbabbitt 3 days ago

More old people shouting 'get off my lawn'. How much expense do these people think we need do for their comfort or paranoia. Our streets are becoming cluttered with signs, warnings and cost all for the romper room generation.

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