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Practically Speaking

Kyle and her husband moved to Brookfield in 1986. She became active in local politics and started blogging in 2004. Her focus is primarily on local issues but often includes state and national topics, too. Kyle looks at things from the taxpayers' perspective in a creative, yet down to earth way, addressing them from a practical point of view.

If You Are Cutting Through, At Least Drive 25!

Council OKs new traffic-calming policy  Lisa Mellone brought this up at our district meeting. She said it works. Hey, I am all in favor of something that works.

Every work day the traffic parade begins like clockwork at about 5pm. Car after car heads east on my usually quiet street. They are not doing the speed limit.

City of Brookfield keeps adding more development, to the point the traffic generated from that development cause traffic back ups and jams. Bishop's Woods offices create quite the flow. Nonstop they spill out of the 3 large parking lots. We still have 2 building sites left.

Police at Kinsey Park parking lot, phew, I was right at 25mph. 

Must we continually boost the density on nearly every project? The traffic generated is nothing to treat lightly.

Bluemound is such a mess we now need double lights and special turn lanes just to make it managable. Do we have to take every main route to this same maximum?

Greenfield will soon get a double light because of the Pick n Save and mall on Greenfield just east of Moorland.

Fountain Brook Crossing, should that ever get built, will add to the woes. 

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