It has become apparent that there is a noticeable increase in the number of people driving too fast through our neighborhood, especially on blind curves and down Hillshire and Westridge Drives. It is only a matter time before we will experience a serious automobile accident possibly injuring one of our children . . . unless we soon change the behavior of those drivers putting us at risk.
Our City Manager, Scott Lazenby, has indicated that our police department can do some targeted enforcement. With the help of the neighborhood residents, we can forward the license number and the respective violation (estimated speed, reckless driving, running stop signs, etc.) to our chief of police (firstname.lastname@example.org) or to our city manager email@example.com. Scott’s phone: 503-635-0214. They will follow up with a letter to the respective driver. Hopefully this will make an impression.
If the problem becomes more widespread, then there are a variety of traffic calming tools that the city can use. Speed bumps are discouraged by our Fire Department since they tend to damage the underside of their trucks. If you would like to discuss this issue, please give me a call.
Westridge Neighborhood Chair 503-638-0743