Did anyone read this Seattle Times story about illegal speed bumps at NewHolly without cheering for the neighbors who took matters into their own hands?
Now that I know that in a couple years I'm going to have a toddler whom I may not always be able to stop from running into the street while trying to corral her into the car, I've worked with folks in my area to look into installing traffic mitigating devices around here. Because, even though my residential block is not a thoroughfare, I think some drivers speed down it because it's wider than nearby blocks. (And others speed down it because they're assholes.)
Here's the official city webpage on how to get traffic-calming measures in your neighborhood. (Yeah, good luck!)
A neighbor of mine looked into it further and was told that if our neighborhood proved that it had a whole lot of time to burn by first applying for other small grants for community improvements, we would be taken more seriously when it came time to try to get people to slow down. Huh?
A commenter at Rainier Valley Post recommends skipping the $900 trip to Costco for speed bumps and just making speed craters instead.