|Red Dale Drive Speeding|
|Tuesday, 13 November 2012 13:15|
Residents on Red Dale Drive in West Rapid City are concerned with the amount of traffic and speeders who travel down the one-way road. The Public Works Committee acknowledged a report Tuesday of a traffic study that was done recently on Red Dale Drive.
The city collected speed data, volume data, reviewed crash history, and compared the results to similar locations. The city's traffic engineer says speed data collected last month showed 90 percent of traffic going over the posted speed limit of 20 miles per hour. Still, he says, Red Dale is not unique. Rapid City Traffic Engineer John Less says, "I think the number one complaint that we get in Traffic Operations is people speeding in their neighborhood. It's a real problem in the city, so not just for Red Dale, but for any residential street it's a quality of life issue for people living on a street." Less says the city has come up with a possible plan to do what they call "traffic calming" on Red Dale. He says one recommendation is to add a sidewalk on at least one side of the street, which he says would be beneficial from a traffic safety perspective. The issue now goes before the full city council on Monday night.