A few weeks ago, a hit-and-run driver slammed his vehicle into a parked car belonging to Ridge Road resident Joel Lakus
This is the third time one of Lakus’ cars have been hit while parked in front of his house.
“This is getting old,” Lakus told council earlier this week. He asked the borough to take action to slow down cars speeding through his neighborhood. Maybe police could even park a empty patrol car to deter speeders, he said.
Mayor Pat DeBlasio had a different idea–if people are using Cook School and Ridge roads as a cut-through and then speeding on residential streets just close down part of the road.
“I think that expanding Cook School Park might be a firm solution,” the mayor said. “The park would be a better park. The traffic flow would be better. It would disable the cut-through.”
The borough could save money on a traffic study by simply shutting down the road for a bit and seeing what happens, DeBlasio said. A closure could become a hassle to some residents of Pesavento, but the idea is worth exploring, DeBlasio said.
“It might be a more effective solution to ending the cut-through traffic that is causing such a disservice to our residents.”