Speed bumps don’t belong on major roads

There is no need to put speed bumps on Walnut Grove Drive and 212 Street, which are major thoroughfares.

Editor: This is in response to the Langley Township initiative to implement traffic calming measures on 212 Street and Walnut Grove Drive.

I travel that road often and slow down to or below the posted speed limit, and have not witnessed any  gross violations in that area during the days when school is in session.

I am totally and strongly opposed to the idea of speed bumps on main roads. They are a nuisance and very upsetting to a peaceful drive on any road. This is not a parking lot.

Schools are in session five days a week, between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. from September to June, excluding all holidays and two months summer vacations. Why would anyone in their right mind entertain such a crazy idea of speed bumps on that road for people to navigate over, not only during the times when schools are in session, but all the rest of the time?

They will be in place night and day, when there is no excuse to have such obnoxious bumps on the road.

I recall one fellow in Vancouver who suggested that school speed signs should be observed 12 months of the year. Obviously it too was a stupid suggestion and was rejected,  as the proposed traffic calming measure here in Langley should also be.

Surely there are much better ways to spend money than putting mounds of pavement on a main thoroughfare  road. An unmarked or markd police car would have a definite effect in calming the traffic during the times when school is in session, without any further discomfort to those who drive that road.

Ernie Mason,


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