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News - August 22, 2014

Around the block

ONE HUMP OR TWO? ... Last month we wrote about how the City of Palo Alto was installing speed humps to slow traffic on Matadero Avenue in preparation for it becoming a bicycle boulevard. A contractor has installed five humps, but they exceed the city's 3.5-inch standard, city officials told Barron Park residents in a recent email. Four out of five of the 12-inch-wide humps are too high. City officials are working to get the contractor back to correct the problem. Officials will convert the humps to more gradual 22-inch-wide speed tables after a Barron Park Association survey found that residents preferred the tables by a margin of 2 to 1. Work will begin in early September, officials said.

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