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12 Comments on "Brookhaven pressing forward with tweaking Ashford Dunwoody Corridor Study plans"

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Barbara
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Barbara
Once again Christian Sigman contridicts city staff in communication and engagement with citizens. If that communication and engagement plan they released a couple weeks ago was actually real or followed then there would be no reason to step in and correct the public works director on public input. Based on the past and also comments on this site from residents, it seems to me our city manager is not only extremely brash/rude in his personal communications with residents but is also a very ineffective as a manager. We should be looking elsewhere for someone to be in charge of this… Read more »
Eric Robert
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Eric Robert

What progress has the city made on having the posted Speed Limit put back to 35 mph? No design should be approved under the current conditions since I can only assume it is being designed for a posted speed limit of 40 which means its being designed to be “idiot proof” or safe at speeds of 50 which then only encourages even more increased speeds.

Joseph P Palladi
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Joseph P Palladi

What I have heard, the state wide law/policy for speed monitoring requires the speed limit to be posted at the 85 % level of the average running speed. This allows speed detection devices (radar) to be used and it then will be recognized by the courts. If the speed limit is lowered….no enforceable radar.

Eric Robert
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Eric Robert
Yes I know that is what GDOT claims. But if you read the regulations there is a degree of subjectivity for both sides, GDOT and the local government authority. The 85% test is merely a measure to so that towns that are creating an abusive situation (AKA Speed Traps) can be dealt with. And certainly no one could claim that is what was going on with Ashford Dunwoody. Ashford Dunwoody is a 2 lane road with single family homes and driveways on it in an urban area/inside 285, there are also several schools with activities outside the reduced school zone… Read more »
Joseph P Palladi
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Joseph P Palladi

So GDOT is not smart enough to do a speed study? As you contend, Brookhaven is the only community in Georgia that has these conditions? If the signs were up for 20 years, why are motorists going faster? Could motorist consistently go faster?

I am not arguing but asking questions I feel are pertinent.

ellen
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ellen

They are going faster because they are speeding. Cops not doing their job and slowing people down. This is a residential area. That is it, plain and simple.

Saul
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Saul

I don’t see near the quantity of police in our area that I once did. Do you think BPD is actually understaffed to handle all of the anticipated calls and patrol rounds for our area?

Eric Robert
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Eric Robert
For Ashford Dunwoody they can’t do radar guns on much of it due to the line of sight issues and even then the Police Chief also said they can’t give tickets unless people are going in excess of 10 mph over the limit. So basically by posting the street at 40 people can now go 50 or perhaps even faster since its more difficult to for the city to win a speeding ticket with out a radar gun – So for speeding Brookhaven will put police at particular points. Unfortunate, because most people don’t know that, so even if the… Read more »
Heather
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Heather

No.

They go where neighborhood associations pay them to go.

Heather
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Heather
You should move to Pine Hills and get on the bad side of the neighborhood association- not only will the police, patrol, and watch (all armed with guns) obsessively come by- hah!- we recently had someone claiming to be Joe Gebbia come by to request to meet our very large breed dog that the neighborhood cranks say, among other things, is a pitbull on steroids. (He’s actually an English mastiff (working breed)- not a pitbull (terrier breed) on steroids but we’ve given up on trying to educate and reason with people. You can’t give a dog steroids to turn it… Read more »
Eric Robert
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Eric Robert
No problem on the Questions. 1. I don’t know what kind of study GDOT did. I do know if people are driving too fast we should do more speed enforcement and then do a speed study again. 2. The only point of the street being posted at 35 for at least 20 years was in response to Brookhaven’s Chief of Police/then Acting City Manager saying that he was told the 35 mile signs were a mistake the street was always a 40 mph street. BUT motorists are probably going faster because of the Nancy Creek Bridge replacement and the Ash-Dun/Johnson… Read more »
Joseph P Palladi
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Joseph P Palladi
Going faster because of the Nancy Creek bridge reconstruction and improvements to JFR/ADR common section? No. They are going faster because they underestimated the time it takes to go thru Brookhaven and other areas, 2. They are in “their own” world because they are the only one that matters, 3 .because drivers that do not know where they are going, why they are on the road, 4. using their phone, and texting …5. That they left late for their appointment. They are not concentrating on driving and what is going on around them are the simplest reasons. As to the… Read more »
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