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Slowing Down Neighborhood Traffic

June 11, 1996

Unfortunately, the problem of speeding cars on residential streets ["Going With a Slower Flow," June 4] seems to be getting worse. I miss the days of pleasantly walking around my neighborhood greeting my neighbors, and being able to leave the windows open to listen to the birds and let in the fresh air. Instead, I find myself avoiding walking down the street to avoid being hit, and turning on the air conditioner to hide the noise of loud cars.

Changing the individual behavior of poor drivers through traffic tickets and driver's education doesn't seem to slow people down. I support traffic engineers and city councils who slow down drivers by installing these inexpensive speed bumps. I can only hope that West Hollywood city officials read this letter.

MARK J. CHEKAL

West Hollywood

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