One of the (many) reasons Alameda retains its “old world charm” is the rather strict enforcement of the 25mph speed limit. There are numerous speed trap sightings around the island that reaffirm the above enforcement. The one exception to the 25 mph limit is Atlantic Avenue, where the posted speed limit is 35 mph. Motorists often whizz by on the stretch of Atlantic Avenue between Webster and Main St at speeds in excess of 35 mph. Sparked by complaints from residents last year, APD parked a portable radar to display the speed of oncoming vehicles. This was a short lived exercise and following the removal of the radar truck after a few weeks, the speeding has resumed!
We need more rigorous enforcement of the speed limits and perhaps a few pole mounted permanent radar speed signs as well (they now have them on Lincoln Ave and Otis Dr).