Parkside Resident Demand Traffic Slowdown

November 7, 2013 Updated Nov 7, 2013 at 12:31 AM EDT

By John Borsa

November 7, 2013 Updated Nov 7, 2013 at 12:31 AM EDT

BUFFALO, NY (WKBW) - Residents living in Buffalo's Parkside Neighborhood held a protest Wednesday night, calling on city officials to help slow down speeding drivers on Parkside Avenue.

"It's chaotic. It's fast-moving, multiple vehicles rushing from Route 198," said Prish Moran, owner of Sweetness 7 Cafe.

"Cars are traveling above the speed limit. And we have a residential community with neighborhoods that walk to the zoo, walk to the park," said resident Michael DeLuca.

Residents want the city to reduce Parkside Ave. from four lanes to two lanes, which they believe will help keep traffic at or under the 30 mph speed limit.

Currently, while parking is allowed on Parkside Ave., all four lanes are open during rush hour.

"It's engineering right now. Bring it down to two lanes for a very simple way to calm the traffic because we have four lanes flying," Moran said.

The city is preparing to launch a traffic study and has already installed information radar speed limit signs, which display a vehicle's current speed and reminds drivers to slow down.

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