News release from Mayor Joe Ganim:
Mayor Ganim with the Department of Public Facilities Department announce that the City Council and Bridgeport Police Commission have approved a Speed Hump Pilot Program to collect data on speeding habits and subsequently install speed humps to curb the unsafe travel speeds at various locations reported by City Council members in the City of Bridgeport.
As part of the pilot program, City Engineering has begun to conduct studies at each reported location of concern to reveal any speeding issues or other traffic concerns. The following locations are the first speed studies which proved that vehicles were traveling beyond the posted speed limit. City Engineering with the Department of Public Facilities will install speed humps at:
— Barnum/Waltersville — Waterview Avenue
— Blackham School — Thorme Street and Breton Street
— St. Mary’s by the Sea — Gilman Street Street (Eames Blvd)
These street hump installation will begin on Monday, December 14th 2020. Travelers will be advised of the speed humps with appropriate signage posted a minimum of 200′ in advance of the hump, allowing proper time to slow down if necessary.
Mayor Ganim stated, “Residents have been taking notice of unsafe traveling in their neighborhoods and asking for prevention measures to speeding. There is a process in making this request and I encourage residents to connect with their council representative to make their concerns known to make our streets safer.”
Council President Aidee Nieves, “I want to thank the members of the Public Safety Committee, and particularly Councilwomen Maria Valle and Michelle Lyons, who championed this issue to protect school corridors and pedestrians. We are pleased to see this coming to fruition as a step in the right direction to address irresponsible drivers who endanger themselves and other residents by speeding.”
Residents are advised to express traffic safety concerns and request a speed hump at specific locations by contacting their City Council member or to call Bridgeport Police Department Clerk at 203-581-5121 to document their request.
City Engineering Department will continue to process data and include additional locations for installation of speed humps to enhance public safety as part of this program.