Entering on A1A into Jupiter’s Inlet Village, motorists and bicycle riders get an eye full of signs.
There’s signs reading either “speed hump” or “speed bump”-– on both sides of the tow-lane road — that warn drivers that one of the five red brick speed bumps are coming up.
There are 20 MPH signs, warning drivers the speed limit drops from 30 mph when they go north of Jupiter Beach Road.
There are bicycle lane signs for the new bicycle lanes.
There are bright yellow signs, with blinking lights around the edges, marking the new crosswalks across A1A.
Altogether, there about 40 signs. There are about 20 in each direction on the three-quarter mile stretch that goes from Jupiter Beach Road north to U.S. 1.
The signs and the five speed bumps — the only ones on A1A in Palm Beach County — are part of the town’s $8 million spiffing up of A1A. New sidewalks, bicycle lanes, landscaping, drainage, underground power lines, crosswalks, on-street parking and streetlights are planned to be completed next month.
Do you think that’s too many signs?
Or are the signs necessary to increase the awareness of make drivers, pedestrians and bicycle riders?