The Carlsbad City Council is considering raising the speed limit along the two-mile stretch of Aviara Parkway between Poinsettia and El Camino Real. Currently, the speed is 40 MPH. The proposal is to raise it to 45 MPH. By raising the speed limit, Carlsbad police would be able to collect on the tickets they write on this section of roadway.
Due to changes in state law, the courts currently do not recognize the ticketed infractions as enforceable. Increasing the speed limit at this location would put school children and pedestrians at unnecessary risk. In March 2011, Carlsbad agreed to pay a $2.9 million settlement for creating hazardous conditions that led to injuries in an accident on La Costa. There too the speed limit had been raised from 40 MPH to 45 MPH.
The court agreed with the accident victims that the speed was excessive.
We, the undersigned, call on the Carlsbad City Council to reject proposals to raise the speed limit on Aviara Parkway from 40 MPH to 45 MPH.
We, also, call on the Carlsbad Council to instruct city staff to identify traffic calming measures for Aviara Parkway between Poinsettia and El Camino Real.
Traffic-calming measures may include additional signage, reduced speeds, increasing the hours school zone speeds are observed, etc.
The Keep Aviara Parkway At 40 MPH, Introduce Traffic Calming petition to City of Carlsbad was written by De'Ann Weimer and is in the category Local Government at GoPetition.