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Coachella Installs 17 Speed Bumps in Residential Areas to Improve Public Safety

Post Date:02/08/2017 10:42 AM

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

Jonathan Hoy

City of Coachella

            (760) 398-5744

            jhoy@coachella.org

COACHELLA INSTALLS 17 SPEED BUMPS IN RESIDENTIAL AREAS

TO IMPROVE PUBLIC SAFETY

COACHELLA, Calif., Jan. 30, 2017 — Coachella has completed installation of 17 speed bumps at the request of local residents in an effort to improve public safety.

The speed bumps were installed on several streets at the request who local residents who circulated petitions to have the speed bumps installed.

Streets receiving speed bumps included Avenida Maria; Calle Calle Fiorena; Calle Limon; Genoa Street; Guitron Street; Romero Street; Paseo Corona; Paseo Madrid; and Suncrest Street.

Nearly $86,000 in gas tax funds were used to pay for the speed bump project. Several studies have found that the installation of speed bumps reduces the frequency of pedestrian injuries and deaths, particularly involving children. One study published in April 2004 in the American Journal of Public Health found reported that installation of speed bumps resulted in a 53 to 60 percent reduction in injuries or deaths among children struck by automobiles in their neighborhoods.

For more information, please visit www.coachella.org