Speed Concern By New Park

Kids are rolling into the new Trolley park in Council Bluffs. But neighbors worry about busy avenue "A" that runs beside the park.

Rick Paustian lives nearby. Paustian says, “With the sun there in your eyes in the afternoon and you come down the street and you are going too fast, somebody is going to get hurt.”

Using our Channel Six Radar gun for a short time one evening, most drivers kept it around the speed limit of 30 miles an hour.

However one vehicle was clocked on our speed zapper at 51. It was a Council Bluffs police cruiser responding to a theft if progress call. The Council Bluffs police chief says it’s a violation of policy to respond without red lights and siren. He’s investigating the possibility of disciplining the officer.

Neighbors say a stop sign at 28th and Avenue "A" would catch every driver’s attention.
A city traffic manager Mark Franz says stop signs are not meant to reduce speed.

However the city is conducting a study and officials will decide in two weeks if a stop sign is warranted on one way Avenue "A" just before the park.


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