At least one household on the 3600 block of Garrison Street in Point Loma is getting serious about speeding cars in their neighborhood. Recently, one of the same homeowners who decorates elaborately for Christmas put out a plastic green boy facing the street; the figure has the word “SLOW” written on it and holds an orange flag.
Garrison Street splits off Rosecrans Street, the main traffic artery used by sub-base employees and others who work toward the west end of Rosecrans. Garrison Street is used at rush hour as a shortcut to reach Chatsworth Boulevard, another well-used thoroughfare.
A resident told me that rush-hour traffic drivers are "in a hurry to get to Nimitz Boulevard, which feeds directly onto Interstate 8." The residential speed limit is 25 miles per hour, and Dana Middle School is right around the corner.
In recent years, other Point Loma residential areas (such as Venice Street) have gotten speed bumps installed to slow down speeders. On Leland Street near the Sports Arena, blinking speed-limit signs — which gauge how fast cars are going as they pass by — have been installed.