Borough study looks at causes for recent vehicle collisions

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LAKE COMO — At the borough council’s Sept. 7 virtual meeting, Mayor Kevin Higgins announced that he has received the findings of a study Consulting and Municipal Engineers [CME] Associates conducted over the summer regarding an number of motor vehicle collisions. 

The study took place on Aug. 16, and evaluated Newman Street, North Boulevard, 18th Avenue, 17th Avenue and 16th Avenue. 

Mayor Higgins said he was not particularly surprised by the findings of the study. “From what I’ve read, it looks like that most of the streets that they’ve [CME Associates] inspected… are way too small to have two-way traffic and parking on both sides of the streets,” he said. 

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According to the study, narrower streets like 18th Avenue, which is only 29 feet wide, do not comply with two-way traffic regulations. Also, 17th Avenue and Newman Street are candidates for speed humps, since they have speed limits 30 mph or under, and fewer than 3,000 cars that travel on them per day. 

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