Around 50 Kensington residents gathered in the Monday night to discuss , especially speeding on Arlington Avenue, but no consensus on solutions was reached.
Also in attendance were , Kensington Police Chief Greg Harman and country traffic engineer Jerry Fahy.
Officials said simple speed reduction devices, such as stop signs and speed humps, are not satisfactory or difficult to implement. Fahy said stop signs direct the right of way, not slow traffic, and neighbors often disagree about having speed humps on their streets.
He said the have slowed cars from an average of 24 mph in 2010 to below 20 mph this year.
Several Kensington residents objected to the findings.
One man, who said he is a statistics professor at UC Berkeley, said drivers are still speeding past 25 mph on The Arlington and asked for an independent evaluation of the electronic speed signs’ effectiveness.
A woman said her house is in front of a speed sign and she saw no cars driving less than 25 mph.
One Kensington resident said the city should focus on burglaries instead of traffic. He said he'd wager that 90 percent of Kensington residents are more concerned about break-ins than speeding, swearing he would move out of Kensington if he were wrong.
When the meeting ended, no solution had been reached.
Supervisor Gioia said he plans to have smaller meetings in the next couple of months with residents, police and public works representatives about speeding hotspots in Kensington.