City changes position, to install traffic lumps on Fifth Avenue

The city has changed its position on Fifth Avenue traffic calming and will install three traffic lumps on Fifth Avenue between Crocker Drive and Franklin Boulevard with signs at both ends of the blocks stating that trucks over a certain size and weight are not allowed.

Two signs were recently added under the stop signs on Fifth Avenue at 25th Street stating, “Cross Traffic Does Not Stop.”

Fifth Avenue residents learned of the city’s changed position in a meeting with Councilmember Jay Schenirer, City Traffic Investigator Eric Poon and City Traffic Engineer Ryan Moore.

Schenirer supports creating a bike lane on Fifth Avenue from Crocker Drive east across the freeway to the Broadway bike lane, which connects to Martin Luther King Boulevard. Because city funding is not available at this time, Fifth Avenue neighbors were encouraged to seek grants and donations to pay for the bike lane.

By John Mathews Special to the Viewpoint

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