Periwinkle Way, Sanibel, Photo Credit- Jade Zoe
Periwinkle Way, Sanibel, Photo Credit- Jade Zoe

SANIBEL STOPS PERIWINKLE TRAFFIC SHORT CUTS

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Sanibel Lowers Speed Limit In Dunes Community After Traffic Study.

At peak season, traffic on Periwinkle Road can move incredibly slowly. Members of the Dunes community on Sanibel argued that many eager visitors were opting to cut through the neighborhood rather than endure the sluggish pace on Periwinkle.

Sanibel Traffic, File Photo, Watching The Line By Ariel, Via Creative Commons.

Sanibel Traffic, File Photo, Watching The Line By Ariel Jatibl, Via Creative Commons.

A traffic study was conducted to  in order to determine whether vacationers were speeding through the neighborhood and disrupting and endangering the community.

According to NBC 2:

The traffic study included a license plate survey where a person would jot down the last three digits of the driver’s license plate at the entrance while another person at the exit road would do the same to keep track of the vehicle.  If the vehicle came through within ten minutes it was considered a “pass thru” and noted for their investigation.

They found 62% of the drivers were passing through which is more than half of the community’s traffic.  NBC 2
City officials agreed Tuesday to lower the existing speed limit of 30 mph to 20 mph in order to solve the problem.
File Photo Credit- Jade Zoe, Via Creative Commons.

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