Apalach: Speeders need their lumps, not bumps

Published: Wednesday, April 30, 2014 at 10:42 AM.

Taylor-Webb said the committee took inventory of stop signs in the city, which led to adding several two-way and four-way stops, some of which were later removed due to opposition by residents or disapproval from county or state officials.

“There is discussion now of having too many stops in town. People are really not pleased with that,” she said. “We want to talk about some solutions. Do we want some clear through streets so you don’t have to stop?”

Miller said he could remember “when there were few stop signs in town. Now you’re stopping and starting.”

Taylor-Webb said historically, the city’s avenues were thoroughfares along which motorists did not have to stop.

City Commissioner Brenda Ash said she has heard from constituents that “stop signs in the Hill area is an overkill.

“There needs to be some kind of speed control, but there is an overkill,” she said. “When they (stop signs) started coming in, they didn’t stop going on. There has to be some consistency on the number, or more involvement as to why those signs are there. There is no thoroughfare; it’s stop and go.”

George Mahr suggested “mentally, (we) take them all out and start over.

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