Roswell OKs traffic calming methods

Neighborhoods to buy devices

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ROSWELL, Ga. – For those who lament speeding on local streets, Roswell Transportation has a solution.

Homeowners’ associations (HOAs) will now have the option of buying traffic calming devices to keep traffic from speeding on their streets, said Transportation Director Steve Acenbrak.

“Some of the HOAs that we deal with have asked for a streamlined process where they can address some of their areas themselves,” Acenbrak said. “They want some control over what they can do.”

That control can come in three forms under a new policy from Roswell. HOAs will have the option of using yellow pedestrian crossing markers, a radar-using speed sign or a rapidly-flashing rectangular beacon.

“We have found that these three methods work extremely well at traffic calming,” Acenbrak said.

He said HOAs were frequently coming to Roswell DOT asking for methods to slow traffic on their roads.

Willow Springs neighborhood was the first to test out the devices, using them at golf cart crossings.

“They worked really well,” said City Councilmember Becky Wynn.

Acenbrak said HOAs will have to consult with Roswell DOT on placement of the devices and a list of approved vendors. The HOAs would own the devices.

“They are very effective,” Acenbrak said. “I think this is going to be very popular.”

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RN 03-13-14