Next meeting set for Glen Ellen traffic, parking issues
After getting feedback from Glen Ellen residents in May regarding problems with speeding through town and excessive parking on a county-owned strip of property, county officials are coming back to the community with possible solutions. The meeting is scheduled for July 6, 6:30 p.m., at the Glen Ellen firehouse.
Community members have expressed concern over speeding in Glen Ellen, especially on a stretch of Arnold Drive from Sonoma Highway to a curve going past the firehouse. The posted speed limit is 25 miles per hour, but residents say it’s common to have cars going 50 miles per hour as they approach the curve. There have been instances of vehicles losing control and taking out fences of nearby homes.
After the May community meeting, a temporary speed monitor was placed, and there has been extra enforcement by the California Highway Patrol.
Also to be addressed at the July 6 meeting are potential solutions for excessive parking by both county vehicles and private contractors on a small strip of county property known as the “triangle.” The triangle-shaped piece lies adjacent to Arnold Drive. between the fire house and a number of residences.
Community members have complained that the truck parking has created pedestrian safety issues, as well as many situations where driveways and mailboxes have been blocked for long periods of time.
According to Supervisor Susan Gorin’s office, a work order has been put in for a “No Commercial Vehicles” sign to be placed on the triangle.