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Things that go bump in the night

Submitted by on 1, April 24, 2009 – 5:45 am3 Comments

6A week or so ago I was on my way to Bladium when I saw two bright yellow strips in the middle of Ferry Point and some signs. KERCHUNK! went my poor little Honda as it clunked over what looked like newly installed speed bumps. “That’s a drag,” I thought.

A few days later some friends told me they saw a cyclist hit one of the speed bumps, which he apparently had not seen, and flip over onto the pavement.

So I called PM Realty, which manages the leasing of space on the base for the city, to check it out. PM’s Mike Hampen wrote me back, saying NRC Environmental, whose building sits astride the yellow bumps, put them in without getting anyone’s okay. Per Hampen:

We did not know anything about the speed bumps until after NRC Environmental put them in. They did not get anyone’s permission and subsequently have been told to remove the speed bumps and the signs they put up.

I went by on Thursday and the bumps, which looked like those barriers placed in parking lots to keep people from cutting through the aisles, were gone. An NRC rep did not return a phone call seeking comment.


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