Kirkham Street is closed to through traffic, but one would not know that simply by standing on the street. Kirkham is as active as ever; cars are simply cutting around the “slow street” barriers and driving as if it were a normal road.
The 25-mile-an-hour speed limit going completely unheeded. We have to decide whether we actually want slow streets or not. Right now. there are signs that make clear that Kirkham is safe for kids and pedestrians. And these signs are being zoomed around at nearly twice the speed limit.
Someone is going to get hurt. You cannot have cars screaming thru areas designated for foot traffic. The fault for this lies entirely with the City. The City designated this to be a local-only road, but will not enforce it. The City needs to either make Kirkham an open road and remove the signs promoting children to play on it or enforce the rules that Kirkham is not a road and allow people to use it. Right now we are getting the worst of both.
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