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Public Meeting On Kensington Traffic Issues

A community meeting will be held Monday night on Kensington traffic issues, including "hot spots" and Kensington police traffic enforcement. The meeting is sponsored by Contra Costa County Supervisor John Gioia and the Kensington Police Protection and Com

A community meeting will be held Monday night on Kensington traffic issues, including drivers who speed on some of the most heavily used roads.

The meeting, sponsored by Contra Costa County and the Kensington Police Protection and Community Services District, will be held at 6 p.m. at the , 59 Arlington Ave.

The agenda includes discussion of local "hot spots." Long-standing resident fears about road safety on Colusa Avenue were heightened July 28 when a belonging to residents living near the intersection with Lynn Avenue.

Speeding on The Arlington also has been a longtime concern. Also in July, a were installed on The Arlington telling southbound drivers to slow down before the curve at Cowper Avenue.

Franciscan Way on the eastern edge of has also been a .

The agenda of the Monday meeting also includes information about the agencies that "handle traffic signs, street striping, traffic violations, lighting and other issues," about "the Kensington Police Department’s zero tolerance policies for speeding and traffic law enforcement," and about the Kensington traffic officer.

Contra Costa County’s Traffic Division also will be discussed. Since Kensington is located in unincorporated Contra Costa County, the county has responsibility for the roadways.

Residents are invited also bring their comments and questions.

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