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Speed Humps Proposed in Neighborhood Near School

While cars aren't technically speeding, residents petition the San Juan Capistrano City Council for them anyway.

Speed Humps Proposed in Neighborhood Near School

Residents along Via Madonna may soon be experiencing a bumpy ride.

Thirty-five residents have petitioned the San Jun Capistrano City Council to have the city install speed humps along their street. The signatures represent 92 percent – 24 of 26 – residents who live on Via Madonna, according to a city staff report.

Although neighbors may experience the traffic moving quickly, a traffic study showed that motorists aren’t necessarily speeding in the neighborhood near Ambuehl Elementary. The 85th percentile speed was determined to be 25 MPH, the speed limit in the area and below the city’s threshold of 30 MPH.

However, after two meetings with city staff, the residents convinced them of the need. Staffers are recommending City Council approval at its Tuesday meeting.

The four humps would cost approximately $8,000, according to the staff report.

The council meets at 6 p.m. Tuesday at  City Hall, 32400 Paseo Adelanto in San Juan Capistrano. 

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