Historically, speed humps have been used on side streets to reduce speeding. But they have not been used on arterials such as Clement Avenue. The reason is that the speed hump is considered too great a disruption to the flow of traffic and can create a safety hazard. They also slow down emergency vehicles too much.
To address this problem, I have won approval to get a pilot program to try a speed table for Clement Avenue between Kinnickinnic Avenue and Oklahoma Avenue. A speed table is much flatter than a speed hump, encouraging motors to slow down but without the negatives of humps.
If these speed tables prove successful, the City will consider installing them in other areas not suitable for speed humps.