On Friday, “06880” posted a story on a citizens’ campaign to install mobile speed signs — “traffic calming devices” — on Imperial Avenue and Bridge Street.

The GoFundMe drive had already garnered $1975 in pledges. The goal was $10,000 — by December 31.

Today — just 72 hours later, and nearly 60 days ahead of schedule — that figure has been reached. (And more: As of this morning it was up to $10,100.)

Nicole Dodge — one of the organizers — says:

This issues clearly resonates with residents of our neighborhood. It’s the first step towards addressing the issue of excessive speed on Imperial and Bridge Street and the surrounding areas. We are pleased we were able to raise the money so quickly, so we can move forward in further addressing this problem and prioritizing pedestrian safety.

Well done, Gang of 6 who came up with the campaign.

And well done, “06880” readers. You rock!

Now please be sure to slow down on Imperial Avenue, Bridge Street — and everywhere else in town!

A typical mobile speed sign.

A typical mobile speed sign.

One response to “10K!

  1. Jennifer Johnson

    Thank you Nicole, and thank you to everyone who contributed time and funding. Special thanks to the Westport Police Department for their support. This is a great start! There’s lots more we need to do to make Westport safer for pedestrians. We’re on our way.