Time-Lapse Video: Speed Bump Installation on Concord Street

April 22, 2014 15:00 pm · 45 comments

Neighbors in Concord on Joan Ave., Garcia Ln., and Star Ln. chipped in and paid to have a Speed Bump installed recently.

The total cost was $2645.00.

View the time-lapse movie above to watch the speed bump installation, which was filmed with a GoPro mounted in a neighbor’s tree.

{ 45 comments }

1 Dorothy April 22, 2014 at 3:02 PM

Fun to watch.

2 Thanks April 22, 2014 at 3:05 PM

Great share. I appreciate the info regarding cost and am encouraged that the prospect of having neighbor’s chip in can (forgive the pun) speed up the results. Or, can they? Anyone have more detailed info regarding how long this process took?

3 Shelly April 22, 2014 at 3:26 PM

Wow. Neighbors have to pay for their own speed bumps now in this burb?

4 City counsel April 22, 2014 at 3:35 PM

“We spent your taxes on a buffet, sorry.”

5 Mr. Pink April 22, 2014 at 3:35 PM

Expensive bump.

6 Toyota April 22, 2014 at 3:49 PM

Cool, a new speed bump I can practice my jumps.

7 Gargoyle Socks April 22, 2014 at 4:04 PM

I want one! We need one on Kimball off of Babel. Maybe we can get Dominoes to pay for it since their drivers speed down Kimball all evening as a shortcut.

8 Sacto Rob April 22, 2014 at 4:05 PM

I liked toward the end how the guy in the yellow vest keeps magically popping up all over the place.
I also like the pornoriffic sound track. Not to mention the happy ending.

9 Michelle April 22, 2014 at 4:14 PM

Thank you City!

10 Run Dog Run April 22, 2014 at 4:15 PM

Too bad residents can use their
own private spike strips on people
speeding through their neighborhoods.

11 Michelle April 22, 2014 at 4:26 PM

Thank you Neighbors!

12 ANON April 22, 2014 at 4:33 PM

Surprised the Go Pro was not stolen

13 ANON April 22, 2014 at 4:33 PM

No striping & no sights ?

14 ANON April 22, 2014 at 4:33 PM

People will still fly thru at high rates of speed

15 funny man April 22, 2014 at 4:45 PM

““We spent your taxes on a buffet, sorry.””
Sooo I’m guessing you haven’t been to the buffet after the mayor’s installation ceremony.
Lobster, top quality Roast Beef. Alot of nice dishes… well worth the money!

16 NoMoreFreeRide April 22, 2014 at 4:48 PM

Wonder what the cost would’ve been if the city installed it?

17 Just me April 22, 2014 at 4:51 PM

If that’s all they cost then I’ll pay for two on my street. So tired of everyone using it as a speedway to bypass traffic

18 iluvfriedchicken April 22, 2014 at 4:54 PM

Good. A-holes speed down Joan all the time. It’s a residential street with children and pets. Now if they could put one between Babel and this speed bump. That with the new Stop sign should put an end to the reckless driving.

19 Kelly Anne April 22, 2014 at 5:06 PM

$2645.00 . Is it made of gold? WTH !

20 Atticus Thraxx April 22, 2014 at 5:27 PM

You mean I can actually pay to have a speed bump installed? Dang! Why didn’t anybody say anything? Can I put in a cell tower too? And a remote control streetlight dimmer?

21 Cal April 22, 2014 at 5:37 PM

“Just me” I think if you had two installed the same day they would be cheaper then $2645 each. The City picks up the cost of the signs and striping which is done the same day.

22 Tired of Shenanigans April 22, 2014 at 5:55 PM

Neighbors pay for the speed bump, the city pays for signage and appropriate safety striping. YES, Ilovefriedshicken, PLEASE put in a speed bump. There are others coming to the neighborhood as well, also funded by neighbors. Kind of a shame that we have to do what should be the city’s responsibility but, at least we have the ability to get it done.

23 RunnerDope April 22, 2014 at 6:39 PM

That speed bump is bigger/taller than the one’s the city put in and has a 15 MPH sign which none of the others have. I’m all for keeping traffic speed to a reasonable limit, but a 15 MPH speed bump where the speed limit is 25 MPH doesn’t make any sense.

24 Cowellian April 22, 2014 at 6:42 PM

So, if speed bumps cost $2645, how much would a small wall cost?

25 racing down the street April 22, 2014 at 6:53 PM

lol atticus thraxx

It is kind of sad that residents have to pay what the city really is responsible for. At least they are letting residents do it on their own….
Kuddos to the neighborhood to be united and fight the racers together.

26 Atticus Thraxx April 22, 2014 at 6:58 PM

$2645 isn’t that much. Heck, we know they work: http://i.imgur.com/tH96Rnn.gif

27 Antler April 22, 2014 at 7:06 PM

And the first time you have surgery, you will be cursing those speed bumps in foreign languages you never realized you could gasp through clinched teeth!

28 daveyboy April 22, 2014 at 7:29 PM

I could have and would have come in there with half the guys and done the job for half that,,,,,, what a ripoff!!! Amazing what people are charging for such an easy basic job to do

29 anon April 22, 2014 at 8:10 PM

Some people are in for a surprise, especially those that don’t read signs.

30 Plain Observation April 22, 2014 at 8:13 PM

That is a really great video! Someone sat there all morning filmed it, edited the video, then posted it online. That is really amazing.

31 Just me April 22, 2014 at 8:43 PM

Well, I hope the people who live where the speed bump is put do not have their bedrooms in the front of their house. We did and it kept us awake because of the noise. It cost the city $10,000 to remove the speed bumps on our busy street and we were so happy to get rid of them.

32 Isabelle April 22, 2014 at 8:50 PM

In So. Cal, we never had to worry about any of that.

33 Old Timer April 22, 2014 at 9:11 PM

The sad thing is if you go faster over a speed bump the smoother the ride. So they really don’t slow down the speeder. It might not make sense but try it and you will find out.

34 Killjoy April 22, 2014 at 9:15 PM

Who do I contact about installing one near my house?
People come flying down the street, and around an almost blind corner.
And those are my neighbors! Harrumph!

35 Rose April 22, 2014 at 9:23 PM

Old Timer, sadly that’s not true. The faster you go over a speed bump, the more damage. :-( It’s been tried…

36 eyewhen April 22, 2014 at 10:46 PM

I still speed down Joan… I hit that bump at about twenty mph before ramping it back up to 35 mph after the light at la vista.

37 EdiBirsan April 22, 2014 at 11:11 PM

If you are interested in getting a speed bump you can contact the city and they will give you the criterion if your street is suitable (we are not putting them on Clayton Road-..).

Basically you have to get approval from the neighbors on the block and come up with the money if the street qualifies.

38 well April 22, 2014 at 11:25 PM

We’ve had speed bumps on our side of Joan for about 20 years now, you just cannot speed over speed bumps. I sped over one and it knocked my muffler off, I had to tape it up with duct tape and electrical tape so I could drive it to the mechanics.

39 @eyewhen April 22, 2014 at 11:28 PM

There’s no light at La Vista. You’re hallucinating again.

40 Haha April 23, 2014 at 7:33 AM

@ Everyone who thinks speed bumps deter speeders. You can go over most speed bumps going 25 mph, without damaging your car. Most speeders know that, and only slow down to 25 and then speed right back up! That neighborhood just paid all that money for a road lump that is just going to sit there and do nothing. Way to go America! #1 spender on useless BS.

41 Old Timer April 23, 2014 at 8:31 AM

#35 You must drive a low rider a chevy silverado truck takes like theres no bump,sorry

42 Marianne April 23, 2014 at 9:45 AM

@HaHa
At least the speeders have to slow down-this makes the neighborhood safer for the residents. I don’t live far from Joan, and we have speed bumps. Kudos to the neighbors for doing this!

43 Crappy Drivers April 23, 2014 at 4:11 PM

Sadly, paying for a speed bump like this doesn’t serve that much of a significant purpose. I wish I was wrong on this one. But as a previous poster mentioned, aholes will still be aholes.

I have seen retard drivers go over speed bumps in local apartment complex parking lots, where speed limit signs (5 mph) were clearly posted. Still these degenerate drivers would run right through them at 25-30 mph. (i.e. stupid people like “eyewhen”). Trolls need to take their speed down to 5-10 mph before hitting the speed bumps. Retards.

If you actually think that speed bumps will save your children, think again. always teach them to look both way and watch out for the local degenerates.

44 RunDogRun April 23, 2014 at 6:44 PM

That was supposed to read :
Too bad residents *can’t* use their
own private spike strips on people
speeding through their neighborhoods

45 LocalProud April 24, 2014 at 2:26 PM

Good. This will stop the a-hole who speeds (and lives in Cape Cod neighborhood–I know his street but will keep that anon.) through Joan. He had passed me twice on Joan, before the speed bump was in – drives a white Ford pickup with a little extra cab, no shell.
Get this – he would see me pull out onto Joan and go right, while he would be coming from my left in the same direction on Joan that I would turn. I’d have more than enough time to get up to 25 mph and yet he would speed up more, so it would threaten my tail-end if I didn’t speed up more…I did, and got up to like 30 (breaking the law), just to keep

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