All over Anchorage, from Sand Lake to Eagle River, people are calling the city and discovering that the speed hump program, aimed at slowing traffic primarily in residential neighborhoods, was eliminated in budget cuts, city officials say.
The administration cut speed bumps and all other stand-alone traffic calming projects to save $133,000 in operating expenses, said city budget director Cheryl Frasca.
Traffic calming demanded the oversight of a full-time person, and that person's job was trimmed at the end of 2009, which brought the program to a halt.
Now that it's summer and the roads are clear of the natural speed reducers ice and snow, the decision is not sitting well with some residents.
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