Jun 4, 2014
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Richmond City Council on Tuesday approved a number of traffic calming measures near the Solano Playlot that includes turning Boyd Avenue into a one-way street.

Last month, we reported on the desire from park goers and city officials to make road adjustments in the North & East neighborhood that will force drivers to slow down. The need for such measures became apparent after the Solano Playlot was renovated in 2012 and became a magnet for parents and children, said Joel Camacho, associate civil engineer for the city.

As a result of council’s approval Tuesday, Boyd Avenue will turn into a one-way southbound street, and bulbouts will be constructed at the southern corners of Solano and Boyd that should force incoming drivers to apply their brakes while turning.

Funding for signage, striping and other work – about $30,000 – has already been budgeted by the Engineering Services Department for fiscal year 2013-2014, Camacho has said.

More than 200 neighbors signed a petition requesting the traffic calming measures, including Richmond police Chief Chris Magnus, who lives in the area.

Solano Playlot traffic calming measures approved by Richmond City Council.


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Mike Aldax is the editor of the Richmond Standard. He has 13 years of journalism experience, most recently as a reporter for the San Francisco Examiner. He previously held roles as reporter and editor at Bay City News, Napa Valley Register, Garden Island Newspaper in Kaua’i, and the Queens Courier in New York City.