CROWN HEIGHTS [CHI] — Scheduled to be installed close to a year ago, a pair of speed bumps were finally installed on a block of Montgomery Street after much contention between advocates and residents of the block.
The issue, drivers speeding down the stretch of Montgomery between New York and Brooklyn Avenues which supports of the bumps said put the lives of the many children on the block at risk. The opposition claims that the bumps put even more lives at risk by delaying police response times to emergencies.
The 71st Precinct is located around the corner and Montgomery Street is frequently used by the police when speeding off to emergencies.
Elevation of the two bumps is measured at a scant three inches – the standard for a block that does not have a school on it, those get four inch bumps.
Mr. Jackson a resident of the block said “I have been advocating for these [bumps] for two years now, finally they are getting installed.”
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