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Hi John,

I live at the bottom of the hill on Shotwell Street. People always fly through that stop sign. Sometimes I count to see how many poeple in a row wheel on through it. I think I counted 16 cars once, before a single car stopped properly.

Someone hit and ran over my mailbox last year. (Hit and run!) What if I had been standing there getting my mail? Or worse yet, the unthinkable, what if my small children were playing in the front yard? I am ALL FOR putting a speed hump (that actaully works to slow people down) near the bottom of the hill. They are welcome to put one in front of my house.

I am not opposed to having fewer stop signs for people in the back of the neighborhood. And I don't think we need 35 speed humps.

I will, however, do everthing in my power to ensure a speed hump gets mounted at the bottom of that hill. The way I figure it--if someone speeds over it and wrecks, they most likely will hit the tree which is in the far corner of my yard, but at least it is not where near my mailbox or where the children play.

Stephanie


You have the large corner house there, where if you went straight they would hit your house? or the one with the trees and bushes on the right?

Yes. I understand, and, that HILL is where they need one or 2 speed humps, between augustus way and that stop sign.

I'll admit to not always stopping there, but I have a manual transmission, so I typically don't even go 20 through the neighborhood - and I pay VERY careful attention to the children. After all, I've raised 3... I could not bear to loose one.
 
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I live even further down Shotwell and the prospect of rolling over speed humps from the entrance all the way to my house is nothing I look forward to. In addition, I also ride a motorcycle and speed humps are very dangerous to cross on a motorcycle.

So... are you mechanically inclined with motorcycles? My son has this honda... I'm just a computer geek, so I'm no help.

John
 
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Are you asking ME if I'm mechanically inclined with motorcycles? Confused.

But, if that question was for me, the answer would be A) Nope, and those things will eventually kill you or leave you in a coma or with a brain injury, otherwise, so I have no sympathy for the poor bike.

Sorry, but I have too many friends who were either killed (yes, as in dead as a door nail), or nearly killed, via motorcycle so I don't advocate riding them at all.

Maybe speed bumps will make someone think twice about wanting to ride a suicide machine in the first place. So, thereby, I've most likely helped saved another life or two with my vote.

Yes, I can feel good about that John. And if it mangles up your bike, well that could be a blessing in my estimation.

Thanks for helping me to reaffirm my confidece in my "yes" vote to have speed bumps!

Stephanie
 
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stepco wrote:
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Are you asking ME if I'm mechanically inclined with motorcycles? Confused.

But, if that question was for me, the answer would be A) Nope, and B) those things will eventually kill you or leave you in a coma or with a brain injury, otherwise, so I have no sympathy for the poor bike.

Sorry, but I have too many friends who were either killed (yes, as in dead as a door nail), or nearly killed, via motorcycle so I don't advocate riding them at all.

Maybe speed bumps will make someone think twice about wanting to ride a suicide machine in the first place. So, thereby, I've most likely helped saved another life or two with my vote.

Yes, I can feel good about that John. And if it mangles up your bike, well that could be a blessing in my estimation.

Thanks for helping me to reaffirm my confidece in my "yes" vote to have speed bumps! :)

Stephanie


No, Stephanie, I was not asking if YOU were mechanically adept with motorcycles. You'll see that I quoted the user named NoBS. He states that he rides one.

Motorcycles have their place in transportation. I know a few who have died on them, but I also lost 4 friends when a bus went through a stop sign and their car went UNDER it... That was years ago, and in a different city.

Voting yes on the speed hump issue is voting your conscience, and it's the one issue on the form that is fairly clear and single purposed. I am waiting for Marc to put the list of proposed locations on the website.

Thanks for participating in these open discussions!
 
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NoBS wrote:
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I live even further down Shotwell and the prospect of rolling over speed humps from the entrance all the way to my house is nothing I look forward to. In addition, I also ride a motorcycle and speed humps are very dangerous to cross on a motorcycle.

So... are you mechanically inclined with motorcycles? My son has this honda... I'm just a computer geek, so I'm no help.

John


I know more about cars than bikes but I do have some knowledge about them, depending on the symptom I might have some suggestions.
 
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Thanks for your response. I sent an email to your registered email address.

John
 
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those things will eventually kill you or leave you in a coma or with a brain injury, otherwise, so I have no sympathy for the poor bike.

Sorry, but I have too many friends who were either killed (yes, as in dead as a door nail), or nearly killed, via motorcycle so I don't advocate riding them at all.

Maybe speed bumps will make someone think twice about wanting to ride a suicide machine in the first place. So, thereby, I've most likely helped saved another life or two with my vote.

Yes, I can feel good about that John. And if it mangles up your bike, well that could be a blessing in my estimation.

Thanks for helping me to reaffirm my confidece in my "yes" vote to have speed bumps!


It is true that one could be injured in a motorcycle crash more easily than a car crash, but absolutely everything you say above can be said for cars too. I have friends who have died or nearly died in cars and speed humps could cause a car to loose control also. I also have friends who have ridden motorcycles for 40 years with no near death experiences.

Just wanting to point out that this is probably not a good argument to affirm your yes vote. Please vote your conscience, but double check your logic. And no, I don't have a motorcycle nor do I ride one.
 
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I thought you may have been talkig to someone else. I just thought I'd throw in my 2 cents anyway! Peace!

(p.s. I know motorcycles have their "place" in society and that people frequently get killed in other types of vehicles--I just think that the mortality rate is higher with motorcycles.)
 
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The one with the trees and bushes.
 
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No doubt that mortality rate is higher on a Motorcycle, and the fact that my son rides one scares me very much, every day. But he makes 10$ an hour, and at 4$ a gallon, driving a car to work a 4 hour shift and back is almost not worth doing.

And with gas prices so high, I'm even seeing more BICYCLES on the road! Talk about taking life in your own hands...

Thanks so much for participating. I remember the owners of the house you are in...never maintained that area around the tree...
 
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