A Fairway task force looking into concerns about traffic on residential streets has issued its recommendations to the city council. The report was a result of two public forums held by the task force in addition to a number of comments that the co-chairs received by e-mail.
A notice put out by the city described the following recommendations:
“After hearing the input at the Public Forums, at the September 10 City Council Meeting, the Task Force provided the following report containing five key recommendations.
- Recommend continued Police enforcement of the speed limit within the residential streets of Fairway
- Recommend for Glenfield to keep the “Slow, Children At Play” signs in place on a long-term basis. Do another data collection via the Speed Trailer and NU-Metrics system in 30-60 days to determine changes these signs provide.
- Recommend for South Windsor that a repeat study be done to capture data via the Speed Trailer and Nu-Metrics system after the construction of 6016 Windsor is complete to compare to the data captured in August/September.
- Provide feedback that the evaluation of the speed reduction from 25 to 20 on the residential streets of Reinhardt Estates or Fairway by the Public Forums or other communication methods determined no overwhelming support for a speed reduction to 20 MPH.
- Recommend a pilot test be done to reduce the speed from 25 to 20 MPH on Glenfield for a period of time to capture information.
At the Council Meeting, there was no motion made therefore the recommendation to conduct a pilot test on Glenfield to reduce the speed limit was not voted nor acted upon. A change to the speed limit of any street in Fairway would require a motion and vote by the City Council to reflect the change to the ordinance.”
Council members Tony Liu and Jeff Armstrong chaired the effort.