November 5, 2007
Subject: Pedestrian/Bicycle Bridge Connecting Rimrock to Lake Montezuma
The purpose of this letter is to document concerns about not having a pedestrian/bicycle bridge over Wet Beaver Creek when entering Lake Montezuma via the Sycamore Bridge.
The populations of both Rimrock and Lake Montezuma have increased dramatically over the past several years. This has increased the foot and bicycle traffic across a narrow bridge that has no space for passing pedestrians or bike riders. Many of us are worried about the potential for accidents with injuries. Sycamore Bridge serves the most densely populated portion of Lake Montezuma. A pedestrian/bicycle bridge separate from the main bridge could also be used for quick, dry access or departure from the area in the event that the bridge is closed.
A pedestrian/bicycle bridge parallel to Sycamore Bridge would be a great asset to the Beaver Creek region. Your consideration for this project is requested by board vote.
Robert L. McClarin
December 3, 2007
Subject: Request for local traffic safety study in residential Montezuma-Rimrock south of the Beaver Creek Road Y.
Dear Supervisor Davis:
The LMPOA Board would like to request that Yavapai County funds or prepare using existing staff, a study for our area so that safety improvements could proceed according to a specific plan for our neighborhoods.
Both quality of life and safe usage of roadsides for walking and biking are extremely important to the residents of the 36 subdivisions that are included in the association. Board members are receiving many complaints about speeding in these residential neighborhoods. We are being asked to interface with Yavapai County Public Works in order to obtain more safety signs (speed limit, residential reminders, watch for pedestrians, etc.) and more speed bumps. We have been asked to get information about the new flat-topped speed humps that we are seeing in Maricopa County.
Residents would like to have drivers reminded from the Y south that they are in a residential area with many pedestrians, bicycles, golf carts, and the occasional horse. There is a problem with speeding down the switchbacks and onto Montezuma Ave. There is a problem with speeding up Cayuga, Navajo, and Cliffside Trail to the many homes on Wickiup Mesa. There is a problem with speeding past the homes on Lake Shore, Rimrock, Beaver Vista, and Meadow to get to the Indian Lakes area.
We want to move beyond a new sign or speed bump here and there. We would like to have a good design for a series of signs and a systematic set of speed barriers. Our intent is to encourage drivers to slow down and enjoy a beautiful area.
Robert L. McClarin