During a work session Monday evening, city council members gave the go-ahead to consider a proposal permitting “speed humps” (somewhat softer “traffic calming” devices that the more abrupt speed bumps) on Fountain Place, one of the city’s most historic areas.
Residents first began asking for some relief from speeders along their quaint roadway with a fountain at its center about 16 years ago.
City officials long looked for “less drastic” measures, but have finally concluded that humps may be the best method to slow traffic through the several block area between Davis Street and South Church Street.
The city’s traffic commission, an advisory board to the city council, passed along its recommendation for the speed humps with a unanimous favorable recommendation.
Council members were also told that 85 percent of the residents on the street had signed a petition in support of the speed humps.