The southeast corner of the Athletic Square Park is controlled by a traffic light at 26th and Master Streets. Given this traffic light, as well as another light at 25th St, motorists have approximately a 1/4 mile of unencumbered streets when the lights are green to increase their speeds to unsafe levels. Therefore, vehicles regularly approach speeds of 40-45mph at the entrance to the park and pool.
Residents support a study to be performed by the Streets department to assess traffic calming measures. One solution proposed at this intersection is a stop sign to ensure that all traffic must come to a stop before proceeding. We appreciate the Street Department's involvement to ensure that the children and adults who frequent the park are not put at an unnecessary risk as they enter and exit this popular park.