Speed Limit Recommendations for Birch Bay uga speed Limit Task Force Members


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Speed Limit Recommendations for Birch Bay UGA


Speed Limit Task Force Members:



The Transportation/Public Safety Implementation sub-committee met with Sheriff Elfo and Deputy Langley in March 2008 and the committee decided  that public safety issues on Birch Bay Drive warrant a discussion of a year round speed limit.  In an effort to move that discussion forward, a task force was formed with members from all neighborhoods to address the concerns and determine the larger communities interest in speed limit revisions. Recommendations from the Speed Limit Task Force are as follows:

  • The Transportation/Public Safety Implementation sub-committee met with Sheriff Elfo and Deputy Langley in March 2008 and the committee decided  that public safety issues on Birch Bay Drive warrant a discussion of a year round speed limit.  In an effort to move that discussion forward, a task force was formed with members from all neighborhoods to address the concerns and determine the larger communities interest in speed limit revisions. Recommendations from the Speed Limit Task Force are as follows:



1.) Birch Bay Drive --- 25 mph year round from Holeman Avenue in the south to South Birch Point Loop Road in the north.

  • 1.) Birch Bay Drive --- 25 mph year round from Holeman Avenue in the south to South Birch Point Loop Road in the north.

  • 2.) Birch Bay Drive --- 30 mph year round from South Birch Point Loop Road to the intersection of Birch Point Road.

  • 3) Birch Point Road --- 35 mph from the new intersection to the current 45 mph sign past the BB Village gate

  • 4) Shintaffer Road --- 25 mph year round from Birch Bay Drive to Anderson Road.

  • 5) Anderson Road --- 25 mph year round from Shintaffer to Harborview

  • 6) Harborview Road --- 25 mph year round from Birch Bay Drive to Forsberg Drive.

  • 7) Alderson Road --- 25 mph year round from Birch Bay Drive to E. Loft Lane.

  • 8) Jackson Road --- 25 mph year round from Birch Bay Drive to Bay Road.



The Birch Bay Steering Committee

  • Doralee Booth, Co-chair of the Transportation/Public Safety Implementation Committee, introduced the speed limit recommendations from the Speed Limit Task Force at the July23rd, 2008 meeting. The Task Force met 3 times and consisted of representatives from all neighborhoods. The public had opportunity for input at 2 public meetings. After presenting background information and introducing the members of the task force a brief power point, including a map of the proposed speed limit changes, was presented. The recommendations are as follows:

      • 1. Birch Bay Drive -- 25 mph year round from Holeman Avenue in the south to South Birch Point Loop Road in the north.
      • 2. Birch Bay Drive -- 30 mph year round from South Birch Point Loop Road to the intersection of Birch Point Road.
      • 3. Birch Point Road -- 35 mph from the new intersection with Birch Bay Drive to the current 45 mph sign west of the Birch Bay Village gate.
      • 4. Shintaffer Road -- 25 mph year round from Birch Bay Drive to Anderson Road.
      • 5. Anderson Road -- 25 mph year round from Shintaffer to Harborview.
      • 6. Harborview Road -- 25 mph year round from Birch Bay Drive to Forsberg Drive.
      • 7. Alderson Road -- 25 mph year round from Birch Bay Drive to E. Loft Lane.
      • 8. Jackson Road -- 25 mph year round from Birch Bay Drive to Bay Road.


Recommendation Passes

  • On behalf of the Speed Limit Task Force Booth made a motion with a 2nd from Claudia Hollod...

      • To approve these recommendations for speed limit revisions in the Birch Bay Urban Growth Area.
  • A discussion followed with some residents speaking their opposition to a speed over 20 mph on Birch Bay Drive in the summer. The question was called by Vic Cantelmo and after a vote of 21 yes and 5 no Chair Kathy moved to a vote on the motion.

  • A roll call vote of the Steering Committee neighborhood representatives passed 7 Yes and 2 No. Chair Kathy then polled the members of the community present at the meeting, 16 Yes and 4 No.




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