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Getting more speedbumps?

We are growing increasingly more concerned about the speed at which people drive east on Humphries to where it turns north and becomes Vanhorne Way. People fly down that street and it’s scary because it is not uncommon for kids to be playing in the street. While I’m not advocating for kids playing in the street, I feel like because there’s nothing to slow people down it’s just an accident waiting to happen. Is there any way that we can look into adding speedbumps to try and limit its use as a drag strip?

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14 Responses to “Getting more speedbumps?”

  1. Montoya says:

    We also need speedbumps at Gentry and Payton. We are the only house at the south end of Payton so most people feel there’s only one house so they don’t have to stop. We know speedbumps won’t stop some people but, it would slow them down a bit.

  2. Melissa says:

    I figured we weren’t the only street with that issue. I’m guessing the long east-west streets all probably have the same problem.

  3. Deborah says:

    I agree with the speeding problem on Humphries. Once the cars reach the halfway point of our block they are flying. Which really bothers me since they are heading toward a curve where you might not see a child in the street. If the speed bumps are out of the question, a 4-way stop at Humphries and McKinnon might be an option.

  4. Melissa says:

    That post was almost a year ago. Has the board done anything else in the way of scoping out this project? I fear that this is an accident waiting to happen.

  5. chris says:

    Hi Melissa,

    The Board is still in discussion… I will be sure to post a status on this by the end of January.

    President – BoD

  6. Shawn says:

    I agree with putting speed bumps in our neighborhood. I’ve almost been hit several times while running in the neighborhood.

  7. melissainabq says:

    Has any progress been made on this?

  8. chris says:

    Yes – The Board is going to meet on 2/20 to discuss and hopefully make some decisions.

    If anyone wants to chime in – you can let us know where you think speed bumps should be placed.

    President – BoD

  9. Melissa says:

    Any updates after the 2/20 meeting?

  10. webmaster says:

    Yes, the Board has approved the procurement and installation of 14 speedbumps. More info to come once I hear about when they will be installed.

    President – Orchards HOA Board of Directors

  11. Melissa says:

    Thanks Chris! That’s great news. If possible, it’d be great to have one before and one after the bend at Humphries/Vanhorne. The speeding through there is getting worse and it’s a blind turn in that someone speeding east on Humphries wouldn’t see kids or cars in the street as they turn north onto Vanhorne until they’re about to hit them.

  12. webmaster says:

    The process has already started on getting the 14 installed. We used the input received on a previous post and recommendations from the company that will be installing the bumps.

    We can see if these speed bumps will help the issue on the turn you mention and if not, possibly have another set installed later on. Hopefully we will see a reduction in speeding – I think we will!


  13. Deborah says:

    There needs to be one, if not two near the intersection of Humphries and McKinnon. People fly through the intersection with reckless abandon. It scares me when the neighbors children ride their skateboards off the sidewalk into the street. It would be impossible for a car to see that coming.

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