Yesterday our office building management sent out an email to the tenants non-chalantly mentioning in the body of the letter that they are adding speed control devices to the parking deck.
This is the worst possible thing to happen to our building since they removed the fountain. I admit I wasn’t working here while the fountain was flowing, however I can only imagine the enjoyment it brought to the lives of all who came to work.
Speed humps or speed bumps are going to ruin everything good about driving to work. I’m really bummed they are going to be installed. Here’s why:
- They wreck your car. Unless you have a big truck. But if you do you can’t fit in the deck so it only affects people with cars.
- They are noisy.
- Their vibrations damage surrounding structures and foundations.
- They don’t really help stop bad drivers.
- They cause unnecessary and additional stress. (As if work isn’t stressful enough sometimes!)
I think we should petition to limit the number of humps and bumps they install.
In front of the mechanical arms at the gate makes sense, since so many people seem to drive into them and break them off. Alternatively, raising the gates during arrival and departure times could solve the problem just as easily.
Adding a mirror to show approaching traffic from opposing levels would also help to avoid near misses with other exiting vehicles as well.
Or a sign that says slow down.
Boo. Hiss. Grrr. I say to speed control devices.
What do you think?