Speed limit reduced on popular Sanibel shortcut

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SANIBEL, Fla.- A driving shortcut on Sanibel will no longer be the fastest route to take.

People looking to avoid the traffic on Periwinkle normally cut through The Dunes community. The city, however, agreed to lower the speed limit in that neighborhood from 30 to 20 mph. Neighbors said the traffic was getting too heavy outside their homes and too fast!

“We hate it,” said Josef Raboy, a homeowner in the neighborhood. “We’ve become a drive through. That (change) hopefully will slow some people down. As far as I’m concerned, they should put in speed bumps,” he said.

A traffic study revealed, roughly 60 percent of drivers going through that community are just cutting through. The new speed limit should be in place within a week.

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