Letter for Wednesday, January 29, 2020

For pedestrian safety, consider well placed speed bumps

In response to Jan. 25, 2020 letter to the editor.

Lowering the speed limit to 25 mph may help. But in addition add speed bumps a few feet BEFORE the crosswalks. I am in hopes that the County of Kaua’i has more sense than the State DOT who has put speed bumps ON the crosswalks in the Wai’anae-Makaha areas. Too late for the pedestrians and or students in the crosswalk!

Roxanna L. Davis, Nanakuli, Oahu

3 Comments
  1. ruthann jones January 29, 2020 1:16 am Reply

    wow! It is a no brainer….speed bumps should be BEFORE the crosswalk. And how about accessibility for disabled, wheelchairs in crosswalks with a ‘bump’ on them? Who is making these ill advised decisions?


  2. Susan Campbell January 29, 2020 10:19 am Reply

    Please, no speed bumps! For people with arthritis, theyare truly a pain in the back, and other places as well. Already I’m concerned about Lihue becoming inaccessible to Elders with limited movement but who don’t want to resort to wheelchairs to get around.


  3. ruthann jones January 30, 2020 6:14 am Reply

    Susan…the POINT of speed bumps is to traverse them SLOWLY so there shouldn’t be any jolting of passengers.


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