A standing room only crowd of more than 200 members of Goodwood Property Owner’s Association attended the organization’s annual membership meeting April 21 to learn details of the recent traffic study conducted by the city-parish’s Department of Public Works, a news release said.
The meeting was held at the Our Lady of Mercy Parish Activity Center, a news release said.
Ingolf Partenheimer, the city-parish’s chief traffic engineer, said many –– but not all — of the Old Goodwood neighborhood streets that were part of the traffic calming study, which took place in late 2014 and early 2015, experienced reductions in traffic and speeding.
The traffic calming study included temporarily converting several two-way streets to one-way traffic, putting up stop signs and other measures, Partenheimer said.
Partenheimer said his department continues to study the results of the changes.
He said the Old Goodwood traffic study was one of the largest ever conducted by the city-parish. Area residents will have input regarding which, if any, of the traffic measures that were tested will be made permanent.
GPOA President Dennis Vidrine said the association will continue to serve as facilitator for the study and possible changes to traffic but has not taken a formal position on any of the measures.
Association members also heard reports from GPOA Vice President Norman Ryan and police Capt. Stephen Browning, coordinator of the association’s Private Police Patrol, regarding safety in the area. Ryan said Old Goodwood ranks among the safest neighborhoods in Baton Rouge, the release states.