Oneonta committee to hear update on city-wide speed study

Jan. 26—The city of Oneonta Common Council's Quality of Life and Infrastructure Committee is scheduled to hear an update from City Administrator Greg Mattice on an ongoing city-wide vehicle speed study at its meeting Monday, Jan. 29.

According to a map of completed and proposed speed study locations, there were 41 proposed locations and 13 have been completed since 2019.

Mattice said Friday that he plans to share the locations where the city has completed data collection so far, including all planned speed studies along the Chestnut Street corridor, including a location near Nick's Diner where a digital speed feedback sign was installed to urge drivers to slow down as they approach the restaurant.

In addition to this data collection, the city has hired an engineering consultant to complete an analysis of the Chestnut Street and North Fonda Avenue intersection based on concerns expressed by the public.

Mattice last updated the QLIC on the speed study in September.

Mattice said in September that he suggested doing the speed study to address complaints from residents about speeding, and in response to a new state law allows municipalities to change the town-wide speed limit to as low as 25 mph.