Once again, it appears the squeaky wheel is trying to get all the grease. There are about 6,800 homes in Sun City Lincoln Hills, with over 11,000 residents. Mossy Ridge Lane makes up 26 of those homes. Because some are rightfully unhappy with the lack of traffic enforcement, they decided the stop signs on other streets is causing their problem, not the irresponsible drivers who speed along Mossy Ridge.
The idea that if you make Stoneridge a raceway, those drivers won’t sue Mossy Ridge certainly has nothing to support it. There are approximately 200 homes that would even think Mossy Ridge is a shortcut, those that come down Hidden Hills and those coming down upper Monument. Many will still use Mossy Ridge, there will still be no enforcement and all you will have achieved is jeopardizing the safety of hundreds of seniors who walk Stoneridge daily and cross the street where visibility is limited with only the stop signs to at least make most of the cars slow down.
Stoneridge is wide, with foliage in the middle of the street, and, when crossing at Wildomar or Hidden Hills, cars that are just a short distance up the street cannot be seen. Now, since they will soon have to stop, the speed is not as fast as it would be with no signs and it is relatively safe to cross. To remove those signs and have traffic moving considerably faster is a definite safety hazard. The safety of the hundreds of residents in their golf carts, NEVs and on bicycles will also be jeopardized by excessive speed and lack of visibility.
I have driven daily from about the center of Lincoln Hills for the past 12 years and it is approximately five minutes or less, driving near the speed limit and observing the stop signs, to any one of the exits, whether it be Ferrari Ranch Road, E. Joiner Parkway, Twelve Bridges or Sierra College Boulevard.
The vast majority of the residents feel that while some stop signs are sometimes an annoyance, the safety they give the community as a whole far outweighs the annoyance of the few. Spending important city dollars on another study would not be a good use of public funds.
Robert Borg, Lincoln