MARIETTA — The city’s latest speed hump policy, which pitted neighbors against each other over who would win the traffic-calming debate, has been rewritten and will be reviewed by the City Council on Monday.
Last week, the council discontinued the process of sending ballots to residents, stating it further complicated the issue instead of giving a clear result of what a neighborhood wanted.
As Marietta and surrounding cities have grown, neighborhoods bordering the downtown area along Whitlock Avenue have dealt with commuters cutting through residential streets to avoid gridlock while traveling into and through the city.
Speed humps gained momentum in Marietta after voters approved a 1-cent special purpose local option sales tax March 15, 2011, to fund transportation improvement projects in the city and Cobb County.
The 2011 SPLOST Traffic Calming project has $385,000 in remaining funds from the original $400,000.