Schaumburg Traffic Study Says Situation Isn't That Bad
Cole, Bill, Daily Herald (Arlington Heights, IL)
Byline: Bill Cole Daily Herald Staff Writer
It was a comprehensive study of an area of Schaumburg encompassing seven subdivisions, 1,897 homes and 834,033 square feet of commercial development.
Schaumburg traffic analysts and transportation planners conducted the traffic study in the "Odlum Farm" region, centered around Barrington and Schaumburg roads, based in part on the call by some residents for more traffic signals and stop signs.
The study's conclusion? Traffic isn't that bad in the area, and no modifications to the existing system are recommended.
"After reviewing the data gathered and completing the analysis, staff did not identify any serious concerns or problems relating to traffic in the Odlum Farm Development," a staff report indicated. "Traffic in the region is operating at a satisfactory level for its surrounding land use."
However, several residents at this week's village board transportation committee meeting told a different story.
Towne Place West subdivision resident Tom Mueller said he's "been pushing for two to three years to get (stop) signs" in the area. …