No street signs allow one neighborhood to become drag strip for speeders
Steve Chamraz reports.Photo: Video by tmj4.com
MILWAUKEE - Speedbusters is making a run for the border between Milwaukee and one of its suburbs.
That's where a street is a magnet for speeders.
Ramsey Avenue is the main street through a residential neighborhood, and it's also a hot spot for speeders who go right past Joe Kyano's house.
Joe has been bugged by the speeders for years, because cars seem to forget the fact this is a place where people live.
"The (speed) limit is 25. I do 30, maybe. A lot of people do, I'd say, 45, 50," says Kyano.
Speedbusters caught drivers going in the high thirties and forties.
What makes the problem worse is a severe lack of stop signs. There is not one reason to stop on Ramsey from South 27th Street all the way to South 43rd.
Adding to the complexity of this problem is the fact this neighborhood is kind of a no man's land.
One side of the street belongs to the City of Milwaukee.
The other side of the street is part of Greenfield.
With a split jurisdiction and not one stop sign in sight, Kyano has learned to be careful when working in his front yard, since he has no idea if those speeding cars will see him.