A Newport Beach City Council study session on traffic-calming measures touched briefly on two areas of Corona del Mar — Bayside Drive and Coast Highway, near the Cameo neighborhoods.
The Tuesday study session took a look at citywide traffic-calming measures, but the Corona del Mar issues will be discussed again in future meetings, city officials said.
Councilman Ed Selich complained of speeders along Bayside, and other council members discussed a recent speed survey that resulted in an increase to 45 mph of the stretch of Coast Highway between the Cameo neighborhoods and Poppy Avenue.
Public Works Director Steve Badum said after that meeting he met with some Cameo residents and discussed possible ways to protect pedestrians despite the speed increase. Possible measures include a countdown traffic light for pedestrians and higher visibility signs.
At the Jan. 11 council meeting, several Cameo residents testified that the speed limit increase in that area could be dangerous for children crossing Coast Highway to the association park and to the beach path. The Cameo neighborhood spans Coast Highway.