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Mon, March 18

Letter: Slow down on North Apache

North Apache Street, where it runs from Airway Avenue south to the dead end at I-40, is in dire need of a way to slow down drivers that seem to think it is okay to go up to 70 mph in a 25 mph zone. This is especially true in the first block from Airway. Stop signs on north and south directions at the dirt alley would hopefully slow most of the speeders down. Signs on both directions of the dirt alley would be even better as I have personally witnessed two very close calls at the intersection involving children and adults on bicycles/tricycles.

There are at least 10 children living on that first block of Apache Street, plus in the mornings and afternoons, school buses let children on over on Cypress and also drop them in approximately the same area. Seeing children at those times does not seem to make any difference to those who think it is not necessary to go 25 mph.

Most of these cars are from within a four-block area of this spot. I assume they don't have children. Even if they do, of the 79 vehicles that use this street regularly, there are maybe a dozen that obey the speed limit.

Any help on this would be greatly appreciated, especially if it is done before a tragedy occurs.

Tom Skidmore



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