Montara is getting new stops signs and speed humps


Posted by on Tue, September 20, 2005

Kill your speed
Kill Your Speed is agitating for calmer traffic and better driving in Montara.

Kevin Stokes has been pushing for some traffic calming on Fourth Street in Montara for the last few weeks. The speed humps that were added to Third Street have increased the amount and speed of traffic on Fourth, as residents of the back end of Montara speed to and from the highway. Recently, a dog who lives on Fourth was was badly injured when he was hit by a speeding car.

Kevin just received the following email from the San Mateo County Department of Public Works, which confirms some of the needed changes are already planned:

Thank you for your email. The Board of Supervisors approved the installation of stop signs at 4th & East, 6th and East and Main at 2nd. They also approved the installation of speed humps on 5th between Farallone and East that were requested by the property owners along 5th. We hope that these additional traffic controls will address the concerns expressed by many area residents, including you.

The stop signs are scheduled for installation some time in October or earlier. The speed humps should be constructed in October or November.

Thank you again for your input.

Lisa Ekers, Road Operations Manager
San Mateo County Department of Public Works

UPDATE: Kill Your Speed, the organization that is pushing for traffic calming and better behavior on Montara’s streets just released their new website,

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Tue, September 20, 2005 9:34pm
Kevin Stokes
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David & Lisa Gilmour were instrumental in this one. The ‘Kill Your Speed’ action group in Montara will be launching very soon, with a poster campiagn and website, stay tuned.