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Speed Limit Lowered on Kemp Avenue

The speed limit on Kemp Avenue will be changed to 20 mph.

Cheers rang out in the Monday night after a resolution was passed to lower the speed limit on Kemp Avenue.

Lowering the speed limit on Kemp Avenue was originally proposed by residents during a . During the January Council meeting, Cathy Goldin, a Kemp Avenue resident, presented a proposal to the Council and explained her and other resident concerns for the safety of traveling students.

 “Kemp has both and students traveling on it,” said Goldin. “What Third Street is to Knollwood, Kemp is to Sickles.”

At the Feb. 27 Council meeting Council members voted in favor of lowering the speed limit on Kemp Avenue from 25 mph to 20 mph. The Council's vote resulted in cheers from present Kemp Aveune residents who expressed their happiness about the change in speed limit.

An exact date as to when the speed limit will be exactly changed was not provided, however residents can expect to see signs with the new speed limit soon.

Chris March 01, 2012 at 12:18 AM
Lowering the speed limit is fine if they enforce it. Lately as I walk my dogs in the morning or anyother time I see cars driving way too fast on Fair Haven side streets, also by knolwood school people continually make left hand turns onto Jackson St from the parking lot while a sign that his been posted says that turn is not allowed during drop off hours. This town needs more enforcement!
Ed March 01, 2012 at 04:07 AM
Posting signs on the streets does nothing if you don't enforce it. Maple Ave. is also bad with the people avoiding Fair Haven Rd. and Third St.. The suv's with the phones jammed in the ears are constantly flying by.
Robert Candela March 01, 2012 at 12:40 PM
I wonder: How many kids have actually been hit by cars on Kemp? Was any evidence presented to the council that Kemp actually IS dangerous? I would suggest that, if no one has been hit by a car on Kemp that, by definition, it already IS safe and needs no fixing.
Joanne March 09, 2012 at 01:44 PM
Drivers need to be attentive and cautious at any speed. Kids are unpredictable, especially when on bicycles. At least when vehicles are traveling at slower speeds, they have a better chance to react when something unexpected happens. Whatever the speed limit on a residential street, you would think that it's common sense to slow down when you are passing pedestrians or bicyclists, especially when they are children.
Ron Reiswig July 25, 2012 at 04:43 PM
Just because no one has been killed (?) doesn't mean peoples concerns regarding speeding are unfounded. If it feels like car's are going too fast, they probably are. Not clear why anything would be against providing a safety margin where unpredictable kids are involved. The 10-15 seconds lost in your busy commute won't make a difference but will when a kid runs into the street in your ability to stop in time.
Robert Candela July 25, 2012 at 06:46 PM
Maybe we should just lower the limit to 10? If you're gonna be safe, be safe.
Robert Candela July 25, 2012 at 06:48 PM
And oh, by the way, if it feels like the Earth is flat (which it does), it probably is. Only it isn't, as you probably know.


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