Street Speed Bumps for Safety
Speeding has been an ongoing issue for the residents of Academy Street in Wenatchee. The neighborhood has teamed up with Cascade Christian Academy and Cascade Christian Child Care, whom we share the street with, in providing banners, signs and green visual warning buddies with flags as well as some neighbors making signs of their own posted in their driveway. The cars are still exceeding the speed limit on our small street and its time that some serious safety measures are put in place.
By placing in speed bumps we can ensure reducing the speed of cars and the safety and protection of our children and residents. We share the street with a school and child care center as well as numerous families with children residing on and near this street. As a result, there are many children playing outside, riding bikes and scooters, and traveling to friends houses, as well as students going to/returning home from school, children taking walks and people running and walking their pets. I am afraid for mine and my children's safety, as are other parents and residents of Academy Street.
Now, we are witnessing near collisions, children nearly being hit by careless drivers speeding down the road, drivers texting while driving and swerving into our vehicles parked in front of our homes. Several accounts have even been brought to the police and Public Works. We would like to see this problem resolved before anyone is injured. This is a concern that has gone unchecked for long enough.
We need something done ASAP. Please help by signing this petition.