The Alhambra Source asks your questions to the Alhambra Police Department's Sergeant Brandon Black. Send your questions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Is anything ever going to be done about the speeders that race down Sixth Street from Glendon Way toward Hellman (especially on weekend nights)? The STOP sign is useless and several people (including a child) have been killed since I've moved here. What does it take to get speed bumps installed?
Speed bumps are not the answer for this particular location. I am familiar with that area and speed bumps placed on an incline that is emerging from an underpass is not a safe option. The best solution is on-going communication with the Traffic Section at the police department. They regularly respond to complaints of speeding vehicles and other violations. One of the functions of the Traffic Section is traffic safety. If you have a concern, the best way to resolve the concern is to stay in contact with those that can help, and in this case, it is the Department’s Traffic Section. Meet with them and make sure that they understand your specific complaint and work together for a solution. Contact the Department Dispatch Center at 626-570-5151 during normal business hours and ask for the Traffic Sergeant.
We are having trouble in our neighborhood and hope you can help. Near the intersection of Montezuma & Primrose, freeway construction has started and a detour to I-10 has been instituted thru our neighborhood. People are speeding thru the neighborhood with no regard to the safety of people walking or backing out of their driveways. We have nearly been hit 4 times in the past week twice while walking our dogs thru the neighborhood. I urge the police department to step up patrols in the area and hopefully this will encourage people to drive safely thru our neighborhood. Thank you.
Keeping in mind that the city has no control over the Cal Trans work being performed on the I-10 freeway, the answer to this question is similar to the previous question. Contact the police department’s Traffic Section and explain your concerns or complaints and work together to develop a plan to resolve the problem. Things to keep in mind are time of day when the problem is most acute, the specific location where the problem is occurring and what you would like to accomplish by working with our traffic personnel.