IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT REGARDING A CHANGE IN THE TRAFFIC FLOW IN UNIT 2

Contributed by Unit 2 Traffic Flow Committee

The Problem:

Since the installation of speed bumps on Elizabeth to solve the speeding problem on that street, some residents on and above Elizabeth turn left off Vacation Village Dr. onto streets below Elizabeth when entering the village in order to avoid the speed bumps. These more-narrow one-way streets were meant to handle local traffic only and were not designed to handle the increased level of traffic that currently exists. To our knowledge, the only near accident involving a pedestrian occurred on one of the smaller, more-narrow one-way streets which now have significantly increased traffic as a result of the problem stated above. Hence, people walking on the streets below Elizabeth, or children playing in the areas below Elizabeth, now have a much higher probability of experiencing a similar or even worse event due to this increased traffic flow.

Solution Approved by the board:

Reverse the traffic direction on the streets below Elizabeth so that all one-way streets in Unit 2, above and below Elizabeth, have traffic flowing toward Vacation Village Dr. Currently, the residents on or above Elizabeth can use the streets below Elizabeth when entering the village without breaking any rules. By reversing the traffic direction on the streets below Elizabeth, they would be breaking the rules by driving the wrong direction on those streets to avoid the speed bumps. The only costs involved are the re-installation of the one-way signs on the streets below Elizabeth and the purchase of a few extra signs to highlight the changes.

Note: The traffic flow direction on Elizabeth and the streets above Elizabeth does not change and all the existing speed bumps remain in place.

The total amount of traffic on Elizabeth would be the same as if everyone were doing as intended prior to the installation of the speed bumps. In that situation, the people above Elizabeth drive on Elizabeth while entering the village and the people below Elizabeth drive on Elizabeth when leaving the village. By implementing this change, everyone above and below Elizabeth will drive on Elizabeth only when entering the village. Thus, for the same number of round trips, the total traffic on Elizabeth remains the same.

Implementation of the changes

The traffic flow changes will be made on Thursday, August 30. The changes will be handled by volunteer teams and will be completed in less than one day. Volunteers will be posted in key locations to minimize any confusion and to ensure adherence to the new traffic flow direction. Flyers are being distributed to all lots in Unit 2, are being posted on all bulletin boards and are being made available in the clubhouse. Please inform any of your neighbors who do not have email capability of these impending changes to make sure everyone knows.

Note: Implementation of these changes does not guarantee that additional speed bumps will not be required on streets other than Elizabeth in Unit 2. Residents adherence to the speed limit and directional rules is the only thing that can reduce or eliminate the need for additional speed bumps.

Thank you for your cooperation as we make these changes Please direct any questions and/or feedback on any problems that may have occurred both during and after the changeover to:

trafficflowcommittee@gmail.com

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10 thoughts on “IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT REGARDING A CHANGE IN THE TRAFFIC FLOW IN UNIT 2

  1. Does this involve all motorized vehicles. We in unit 2 have a lot of other motorized vehicles going the wrong direction on posted roads.

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  2. Liz…. The problem is you and your board! If you would of put speed bumps on all streets like you said you were going to this petition 30 people wouldn’t of been passed around on Saddlebag and Tenderfoot……. Please take the damaged speed bumps off our street as some residents will never slow down anyway. Based on your comments children and people walking on our street aren’t important. Have a wonderful day.

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  3. Carol Durham…..I’m really hoping this can stop all the bickering and we can get back to enjoying ourselves. Less traffic on Tenderfoot will be a wonderful thing.

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  4. We have solved our problem with the speed bumps. We sold our place and left! Didn’t have all those issues years ago and didn’t need those speed bumps in the first place!

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  5. ///////////////When Turtle Creek and Horeshoe Drive residents have to exit on that big hill going up to Recreation Drive, is there going to be stop signs on Recreation Drive or are you going to put a stop sign on that hill requiring us to keep the brake on so we do not roll down the hill putting people’s lives at risk?????

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  6. Actually the problem would be easily fixed if the speed bumps on Elizabeth were removed. We did not have one way streets over loaded with traffic before those were installed. Ironically the people who wanted the speed bumps on Elizabeth and live on Elizabeth are among the worst ones coming down one way streets to avoid them.

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    1. This says it all Bob! The speed bumps sent the people down our more narrow streets creating traffic that the streets like Tenderfoot and others were not designed for. Silly really, but the improvement on our small street is significant.

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  7. another comment: If the reason for speed bumps on Elizabeth was children playing and getting hurt, why aren’t there speed bumps in Unit 4 where there are far more children playing????

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