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Lake Saint Louis calm about ‘traffic calming’ efforts on city streets

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Lake Saint Louis may remain calm for now concerning “traffic calming” efforts on city streets. A study of vehicle speeds on city residential and major streets found that while many drivers may exceed posted speed limits they aren’t going fast enough to prompt heavy ticketing by city police officers. For the moment, that means that the city may not have to take major “traffic calming” efforts to discourage speeding. Those efforts often take the form of what Derek Koestel, the city’s public works director, called “changing the geometry” of roads and streets such as implementing lane widths or restrictions, lower ...

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