Every other month, District 7 Councilman Patrick Dowd brings his Council to Go to Polish Hill. If you are interested in what the City Council is up to, or want to share you concerns about neighborhood issues, please join us. All are welcome.
One issue that we will be discussing is the problem of excessive traffic and speeding of the neighborhood. We did a post on this issue in early June; since then there have been two more incidents resulting in injuries and several cases of property damage.
Traffic calming measures are an important component of the Polish Hill Strategic Community Plan. Concerns about this issue have increased after a recent spate of accidents, injuries, and property damage, mostly in the Melwood Avenue area. The PHCA is collecting data on incidents to make the case to City and state officials that speed humps, speed limit changes, road access limitations, or some combination of these things are needed to reduce the impact of cut-through traffic and speeding on the neighborhood.
If you have an incident to report, please come to Council to Go. If you can’t attend, email us or call 412..681.1950 and we will add your report to the data. Please include as much information as you can, including date and time of the incident, exact location, and the particulars, especially if someone was injured, or nearly injured, or if there was property damage.