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Replacement of Speed Bumps in UCSB Parking Lot 10

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On July 25, 2014, in response to concerns by users on the potential damage resulting from the installed high-impact speed bumps, UCSB Transportation and Parking services director sent out an email stating "By popular demand, we will be removing the existing bumps very soon. Over the next several weeks we plan to obtain various alternative speed bumps to test in the structure (we will likely test at one or two key locations)."

It is now the end of October and very little has been done. The bump tops have been minimally reduced in relative height, but retain the high-impact shape and continue to produce two sharp jolts on vehicles.

Although there is a need to address the issues with excessive speed of some vehicles in that lot, as well as drivers who create the risk of head-on collision by careening around the corners in the center of the lane instead of to the right, the “solution” that has been implemented seems to be ill-conceived, ineffective, and one that will only make matters worse by inducing driver frustration.

With this petition, we ask TPS to replace these speed bumps and implement more effective and less frustration-inducing measures.

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