Southampton traffic calming plan approved

Southhampton Neighborhood Association has approved a plan to calm traffic and make the area friendlier for pedestrians and cyclists, according to a story in today's STLToday.

The plan had been opposed by area businesses, who feared that traffic calming measures would reduce parking and access to their businesses (see previous MoBikeFed News coverage of opposition to the traffic-calming measures).

The main goals are to reduce speeding in residential areas, reduce cut-through traffic, reduce traffic noise and pollution, and increase pedestrian and bicycle safety. The plan's drafters hope that in the long run it will bring more people to the city and increase property values.

Proposed traffic calming measures in phase one include increased signage, bike lane striping, striping for on-street parking, curb neck-downs.

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