Skip to Content
Streetsblog Los Angeles home
Streetsblog Los Angeles home
Log In
Streetsblog USA

Hero Mom Fined By Police for Vigilante Traffic Calming

12:24 PM PST on December 22, 2016

Kristi Flanagan just wanted to stop the speeding on her street. Image via Fox San Antonio

Frustrated with speeding drivers on her street, San Antonio mom Kristi Flanagan posted a homemade sign that said "Drive like your kids live here." But motorists ignored it.

So Flanagan stood outside and pointed at the sign. When that failed, she held the sign over her head and stood in the middle the street.

Her reward for this act of everyday heroism? San Antonio police slapped her with a "jaywalking" ticket, reports Fox San Antonio. You know, for safety. (Hat tip to Systemic Failure for highlighting this story.)

Vigilante traffic calming in action. For her efforts, Flanagan got a jaywalking ticket. Photo: Nextdoor via News4SA
Vigilante traffic calming in action. For her efforts, Flanagan got a jaywalking ticket. Photo: Nextdoor via News4SA
false

Flanagan is not backing down. She told the local news that she's "received nothing but support from the community." She said she wants through traffic off her street. Her City Council representative is looking into whether that's a possibility.

What we're also reading today: Transport Providence compares Rhode Island lawmakers' caution about raising fees on drivers to their relative indifference to rising transit fares. And Spacing weighs in on Toronto Mayor John Tory's plan to spend revenue from new tolls on two urban highways.

Stay in touch

Sign up for our free newsletter

More from Streetsblog Los Angeles

Friday Bikeways Update: Beach Bike Path Damage, 7th Street, and More

Updates on: beach bike path in Pacific Palisades, Michigan Greenway in Santa Monica, Parthenia Place in North Hills, 7th Street Streetscape in DTLA, and Imperial Highway near LAX

March 1, 2024

Measure HLA Fact Check: Sidewalk Costs

The city says $200 million worth of annual ADA work is "included in the cost" of Measure HLA, but the city is already on the hook for that ADA work anyway, so none of it should be included as HLA costs

March 1, 2024

Supervisor Hahn Calls for No Residential Demolitions in Metro’s 710 Freeway Corridor Project

"[For 710 Freeway expansion] Metro needs to commit itself to zero residential property takes. [Metro] should have as one its top priorities ensuring that our projects do not result in kicking people out of their homes."

February 29, 2024
See all posts