The city of Detroit gave one of its nicer neighborhoods its wish Tuesday by installing speed humps to slow traffic for children who play in the area.
Breaking: Activist pressure works. Updating my post on Detroit’s removal of our resident-installed speed bumps: As I post this, City workers install official speed bumps in same location on our street, Lichfield. @detroitdsa @Detroitgem @Detroit_15 @SolidarityUS @MichellefromMI pic.twitter.com/88TakcZOQq— Lare_Ron (@Lare_Ron) September 1, 2020
The enhancement along Lichfield Road in Green Acres comes after the city tore out a set of humps residents had independently installed because they didn't meet specifications. A group of concerned fathers crowd-sourced more than $2,000 for those after the city repeatedly denied requests for official humps.
Located near 8 Mile and Woodward, Green Acres is one of the city's more affluent neighborhoods, with a high concentration of voters and homes that sell for more than $200,000.