PITTSBURGH — Over the past few years, more than 100 speed humps have been added to streets in the city of Pittsburgh and more will be added this summer to get drivers to slow down.
Twelve new speed humps will be added to three city neighborhoods.
“She was happy,” said David Ripley. “She was like about time. I wish they would make it a one-way, and I said one thing at a time. The speed bumps will slow them down.”
That was how David Ripley’s wife reacted to the sight of speed humps getting installed on her street. The Ripleys have lived on Haberman Avenue in Mount Washington for decades and have yelled at countless drivers speeding by their house.
“I’m out here like, ‘SLOW DOWN,’” said Mrs. Ripley.
The hope is that four new speed humps on Haberman Avenue between Kingsboro and Eureka will help. After crews install the speed humps here, they’ll move on to Stratmore Street in Crafton Heights and Bascom Avenue in Perry North.
Data collected in 2020 and 2021 showed that more than half of the drivers traveling on these streets exceeded the posted speed limit. David Ripley says drivers will finally be forced to slow down.
“Oh this is great,” said Ripley. “This is really great because the speed limit is 25. Way over that.”
The installation of the new speed humps is expected to take crews two days to complete in each neighborhood. If they’re able to stick to the timeline, they should be finished by the first week of July.
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