MALIBU, CA — The city of Malibu will begin installing speed humps in the Point Dume area of Malibu throughout early August.
“Speed humps help ensure that drivers follow the laws and speed limits established to keep residents, pedestrians, bicyclists and other motorists safe on our streets,” Mayor Mikke Pierson said. “We have to do everything we can to protect safety in our neighborhoods.”
At a July 13 City Council meeting, the Public Safety Commission recommended that speed humps be placed on Dume Drive and Fernhill Drive between Grayfox Street and Cliffside Drive, in response to long-standing complaints from area residents about excessive speeding in the neighborhood. Planning Commissioner John Mazza said that the Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District is in favor of the humps.
The Council unanimously agreed to the vote, though some expressed reservations about whether they would slow down emergency vehicles. Councilmember Skylar Peak said that they would not slow down emergency vehicles, which are not supposed to drive faster than the posted speed limit.
The Public Safety Commission recommended the humps in January, but did not present the recommendation until July due to funding delays caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a city news release. Funding for the project is included the 2020-21 Adopted Budget.