Jenkintown Council passes traffic-calming ordinance

    Jenkintown Borough Council voted Monday night to allow for traffic-calming devices on certain streets. Residents won’t get a direct vote in the selection process, but they can continue to stare angrily the drivers speeding down their blocks and honk when they’re stuck in a long left turn line.

    The council voted on two ordinances and voted 8-2 to pass a newer version of the measure, which doesn’t let residents vote. Under the ordinance, traffic-calming devices like speed humps, medians and traffic circles can be added to eligible roads that have posted speed limits of 25 mph or less, are owned by the borough and aren’t on a public transit route.

    Sounds like a lot of limitations.

    The Glenside News Globe Times Chronicle has the full story about why the council chose not to allow residents to vote.

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