Calming traffic on 32nd Avenue
The street is designed to have faster traffic, it seems like it would be 40 or 45 mph and people may not realize that the speed limit is only 30 mph.
Commissioner Francis Suarez is sponsoring a resolution to lower the speed limit on residential streets throughout the City of Miami to 25 mph, which makes sense - on residential streets. But is 32nd Avenue a residential street? I think it's a major entry artery into and out of the Grove.
Another suggestion is maybe add a couple of traffic lights on 32nd Avenue. Why not? That would surely slow people down, along with the 30 mph limit signs. Day Avenue seems to be a problem so maybe a light at Day and 32nd Avenue (McDonald Street) will help and then I suggest Oak and McDonald. That's a major area where it's almost impossible to make a turn at times. I've taken to driving the other direction and then turning into the neighborhoods to get to CVS. The light might alleviate that trip through the neighborhood, which I'm sure residents would appreciate.
I really think that alerting drivers that the speed limit is 30 mph should be the first step.
The issue of lowering the speed limit is on the agenda at Thursday's (October 13) City Commission meeting, which begins at 9 am at City Hall, 3500 Pan American Drive.
NOTE: This item was deferred until Nov. 17, on the Commission agenda.
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