Speed tables coming to Hansville

The in basket: Bonnie Chandler writes, “I heard they are going to do speed bumps along Hood Canal Drive and some in Hansville. Can this really be true?”


The in basket: Bonnie Chandler writes, “I heard they are going to do speed bumps along Hood Canal Drive and some in Hansville. Can this really be true?”
The out basket: Yes, it’s true, though the details require differentiating between speed bumps, humps and tables. The county commissioners, in one of North Kitsap Commissioner Chris Endresen’s final actions before leaving for Maria Cantwell’s office, OKd a $35,000 project to put 10 speed tables on Hood Canal and Bridge View drives and Twin Spits Road and Hansville roads this summer. The money is coming out of an account to increase safety for bicyclists and pedestrians.
The county doesn’t install speed bumps, which are fairly narrow ridges mostly found in private parking lots and mobile home parks. Most of what you see on county roads and city streets are considered to be speed humps, which are wider and less jarring to crossing vehicles. Speed tables are wider yet, with 12 foot plateaus. You can see and experience them on Tracyton Boulevard in Central Kitsap, which has several as part of a federally-backed traffic calming project.
And you can see where the ones in Hansville will be put, by going online to
http://www.kitsapgov.com/pw/hansville.htm and clicking on the underlined words under Proposed Locations
The county also will be reducing the speed limit on some parts of Hansville Road, also in the interests of pedestrian and biking safety.

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