To Falcon Ridge Residents,
With the spring weather approaching and more and more people out and about in the neighborhood, it is a good time hopefully to further address the traffic and safety issues we are experiencing.
As background, we worked with the City of Lenexa to perform a blinded speed monitoring of the neighborhood and the data collected states that the average speed along Falcon Ridge Drive is 37.5 MPH! Our speed limit is 25 MPH throughout Falcon Ridge so clearly the data points to a safety issue. Also, most drivers (85%) are speeding but the City of Lenexa has stated that the overall traffic flow in our neighborhood is low and would not warrant any speeding abatement/drastic actions like a temporary speed bump.
The City of Lenexa has determined we have appropriate speed limit signs in place. The Board is continuing to explore various options but overall, we agree the traffic calming devices originally installed in the neighborhood like roundabouts and traffic islands do work as intended and help reduce speeds for a bit. With that being said, we are asking all residents to be aware that speeding and inattentive driving has caused numerous accidents in Falcon Ridge so please remind all the drivers in your household to be mindful that our safety is at stake. The 25 MPH speed limit is in place to allow a vehicle appropriate time to respond to a pedestrian, child, animal, and runners/walkers that may come into harm’s way from a moving vehicle.
Please be aware that driving more than 25 MPH increases the danger of an accident and certainly driving the average of 37.5 MPH puts everyone in harm’s way, especially with the increased use of golf carts in the neighborhood and small children going to the pools and other neighborhood activities.
Thanks in advance for assisting us in this safety issue and creating an environment that betters the overall satisfaction with the Falcon Ridge community.
Falcon Ridge Board:
Todd Stanley, Kurt Doyle, John Storey, Greg Stine, Pam Brill