Just a little redundant redundance


To the editor:

(re: “Fasten your seatbelts for bumpy ride on Palisade Ave,” Feb. 18)

I don’t blame the Hebrew Home at Riverdale’s Dan Reingold for being perplexed by the new speed humps installed in front of the home on Palisade Avenue.

But he’s wrong if he thinks they were put there at the behest of his neighbors, who know the road well.

Several years ago, when the home reached out to the community about its expansion plans, it staged the first of a series of charrettes seeking input about issues like population density, and yes, traffic. One of the biggest laughs of the evening came when the architects suggested solutions like speed humps.

“Have you driven Palisade Avenue?” they were asked. Dips, potholes and twists in the roadway, they were told, make for far more effective velocity controllers than mere speed humps.

No doubt this batch was installed by the Department of Redundancy Department.

Richard Stein

The author is a publisher emeritus of The Riverdale Press.

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