The third speed bump has been installed on Independence Avenue between West 237th Street and West 232nd Street, but will that make traffic any safer? One can see cars go up in the air and drop back down as in previous posts I told you that there is little or even sometimes can be no warning that the speed bump is ahead as the one warning sign at the site of the speed bump can be blocked by parked or standing buses or trucks. This third speed bump was placed in front of MS/HS 141 (RKA) and you will see in the photos below how it was installed. On the day afterward one could see not only cars, but a NYC ambulance become airborne and then drop back down to the street. I hope the person inside (as the emergency lights were on) did not hit their head on the top of the ambulance as it went over the speed bump. Then again one of the DOT workers may have said it best. "Once they go over the bump fast they will slow down".
Since Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz sponsored the Riverdale Slow Zone, city council candidate Cliff Stanton wants to take credit for the Slow Zone, and city council candidate Andrew Cohen has put on his face book page a photo of him raking the asphalt for one of the three new speed bumps on Independence Ave. (nine in all in the seven block slow zone), you now know who to blame when you have to repair you car. I still can't understand why two speed bumps are being placed on Palisade Ave. (no where near the schools), and not one is being placed on the HHP service road one block from the schools where over hundreds of children walk. Then again Assemblyman Dinowitz lives on the HHP service road less than two blocks from the schools.
Left and Right - You can see the placement of the third speed bump on Independence Avenue. On the right you can see a tow truck that moved cars that were in the way without any warning to those who parked overnight.
Left - You can see a light pole that needs to be fixed so at night motorist can see the upcoming speed bump. Right - You can see just how high the speed bumps are.