Yet another instance of vertical traffic calming “solutions” being installed that were not well received by residents who are now demanding they be removed. In Plano, Texas, residents are upset about the “ridiculous” and expensive concrete traffic islands. The islands serve no purpose and, further, residents do not understand why they were installed. These islands have actually caused accidents with residents running into them, especially at night. When the city put it to a vote, enough residents voted against the islands that they will now be removed. The neighborhood’s developer had paid to have them put in, and now the taxpayers will foot the bill to have them removed.
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