Speed Monitored on Park Place … Again

Speed has been a constant problem on Park Place

Once again, speed is being monitored along Park Place. This time the indicator is at the intersection with Otis Place.

There have  been several occasions this past year where this issue has been studied, and I can only hope that statistics are being kept and that data will eventually be used to find a permanent solution.

As you can see from the photo I took earlier this week, vehicles often travel more than ten miles over the speed limit. What I find disturbing is that I didn’t have to wait too long to see someone speeding, nor was it an isolated incident. In the matter of a few minutes there were several drivers that hit 30+ mph.

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3 Comments on “Speed Monitored on Park Place … Again”

  1. DB Says:

    i haven’t perceived a speed problem on the place, per se. What are y’all experiencing?

    i def. see a speed problem on the roads that feed into Park Place, though Out-of-neighborhood fools think my block is a highway onramp. i’ve had to jump out the way of things and experienced rear ending.

  2. Kent Says:

    I think the biggest problem with Park Pl. is that the speed limit is 25 mph and its two wide lanes of a one way street. Many people drive 10+ mph over the limit. In my experience, the problem is more noticeable in the summer … when its not merely a general flow of cars going marginally over the speed limit, but actually includes the occasional drivers that race down the street.

    More importantly is the problem it causes with feeder streets, where cars speed to the intersections, barely stop, and then turn onto Park Pl.

    I’m not sure what the answer is beyond getting a traffic study to determine that actual scale and depth of the problem.

  3. Who Cares Says:

    I never understood why people always complain about speeders on Park Pl.

    The gated Old Solderiers Home on the east makes it so there is almost no reason for any pedestrians to cross the street. There are no lights or stop signs until the bottom. So why shouldn’t people speed?

    Also keep in mind that the street is a critical artery for Childrens and Washington Hospital center so the city will not place any speedbumps.

    All this complaining is going to do is to continue to have those mobile speed cameras or God forbid a permanent speed cameras there to catch people who dare go more than 25mph. Often it is more dangerous to go the speedlimit because you run the risk of getting rearended by someone.

    More pedestrian neighborhood streets should be the main concern when it comes to speeding. If anything people should be lobbying to have the speed limit raised to 35 or even 40mph.


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