At tonight’s Council meeting, the City Council will hold public hearings and vote on 3 proposed traffic-related changes in north College Park. Two of them are related to installing speed humps, and the other one is about putting a parking restriction.
A. Speed hump in the 9700 block of Narragansett Parkway between Laguna Road and Muskogee Street:
The Mayor and Council will hold a Public Hearing to take public comment on whether to install a traffic calming device (speed hump) in the 9700 Block of Narragansett Parkway. There is a concern for the safety of the pedestrians that cross at the intersection of Muskogee Street and Narragansett Parkway to reach the adjacent playground. City Engineer performed a traffic study on this block and found that speeding was not being a problem. Staff does not recommend traffic calming measures at this time.
B. Speed hump on Muskogee Street between 48th Place and 49th Avenue:
The Mayor and Council of the City of College Park will hold a Public Hearing to take public comment on the petition request to install traffic calming (speed humps) in the 4800 Block of Muskogee Street. City Engineer performed a traffic study on this block and found that speeding was not being a problem. The Average Daily Traffic Volume was 247 and only 0.55% of all vehicles were traveling in excess of 30 mph; the speeding threshold is 15%. Speeding was not identified as being a problem. Staff does not recommend traffic calming measures at this time.
C. Install residential permit restricted parking for the 9600 block of 51st Place
The Mayor and Council will hold a Public Hearing to take public comment on the petition request for permit restricted parking on this block of 51st Place from the intersection with Hollywood Road, extending north and east to the intersection with Narragansett Parkway. This is in response to an overcrowding of vehicles parking within the proposed affected area on a daily basis that does not belong to the residents who reside therein. The petitioners have further requested that the permit restrictions for this area be enforced Monday through Friday, twenty-four (24) hours per day, by permit only. Staff is recommending approving this petition.