Teaneck officials plan to increase police patrols and add pedestrian warning signs on East Cedar Lane in response to a petition by area residents seeking to have the street’s speed limit lowered, according to a recent report.
Only one accident was reported on East Cedar Lane in the last five years and a two-week traffic study in the area didn’t reveal any evidence to support lowering the speed limit from 35 mph, township officials said.
Of 15,000 vehicles in the study, only 35 were found to be going over the limit, the report said. Most motorists were clocked going just under the limit.
Residents at a senior citizen housing complex, Overpeck County Golf Course, along East Cedar Lane collected about 100 signatures supporting a lower speed limit.
“Cars come come down like it’s a freeway,” Rev. Edna Dismus told council members at a July meeting. “Somebody’s going to get hit and we would like to have something done before that happens.”
Dismus said although residents would have wanted the speed limit lowered, the neighborhood would be happy with the new traffic safety measures and the response from officials.