Marilyn Soules wants the city to do something to stop drivers from dangerously speeding down Lanfear Hill and onto her street at the bottom of the hill. Some will pick up speed as they head down the street toward Lanfear Hill too.

Stop speeding down her street

This letter is intended to give those of you who use Pheasant Street a heads up regarding the plans of the residents.

Dear Sir,

This letter is intended to give those of you who use Pheasant Street (the one block length street at the bottom of Lanfear hill) a heads up regarding the plans of the residents.

We will be delivering a petition to  Terrace City council to have the street blocked at the Lanfear Hill entrance or have speed bumps installed at intervals.

I have reported the speeders a number of times to the police and have been told if I submit their license plate numbers, they could receive a warning.

The sad part is that they are travelling so fast I can’t read them.

I have been tempted to borrow a radar gun to rate and document their actual speeds.

I am not exaggerating when I say that 80 and 90 miles an hour is not that unusual.

When speeding down Lanfear hill they just continue on to Pheasant and increase speed as they go. Reversely, when heading up towards the hill from Park, they  have the pedal to the metal.

There is a stop sign before they head up the hill, but calling what many motorists do a “rolling stop” would be grossly understated.

We are quite surprised there has not been a major collision yet!

We are talking trucks hauling boats and trailers and RVs, cars and motorcycles, travelling at excessive speed.Just as Mr. Checkely mentioned in his letter last week, the increase in residents on the bench has contributed to traffic flow issues. The same exists on Pheasant.

There are a very small number of homes on our street. Our street was never intended to carry the volume of traffic it now sees, as evidenced by the pot holes and ruts that appear on a regular basis.

We now have small children who are trying to learn to ride their bikes or walk their pets, but few speeders even slow at all when they see them. Parents here are fed up!!!

I did a count recently and one Saturday we had 166 cars travel down our street, and the Sunday was worse with 173. No one would mind if people were the least respectful of our space and followed the speed limit. Hopefully council will step up and help us preserve our neighborhood.

We all pay taxes.

Marilyn Soules,

Terrace, B.C.

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