Walnut residents on Temple Avenue may get speed humps installed to slow drivers navigating through the residential neighborhood.
The Walnut City Council tonight will consider a request for the speed humps on Temple between Country Hollow Drive and Heidelberg Avenue. If approved, installation will cost around $20,000, according to City Engineer David Gilbertson.
In order to qualify for the speed humps, a certain criteria must be met, Gilbertson wrote in the staff report. In addition, applicants must submit a petition with 65 percent or greater resident approval to the city's Traffic Safety Committee for review, he wrote. The council gives final review and approval.
The Traffic Safety Committee reviewed the request Aug. 14 and found that it met the criteria for installation, except for the city's policy relating to emergency services, truck routes, and bus routes.
"Though the street is not a truck route or a commercial bus route, the Fire Department has made a general statement against the installation of speed humps on city streets," Gilbertson wrote.
The Walnut City Council meets at 7 p.m. tonight at City Hall.