A "South Mountain Traffic Calming Study," funded with fees imposed on Bethlehem's rural developers, has made several recommendations to reduce traffic.
* Posting the speed limit every half mile. Police officers are unable to enforce speed limits unless they are properly posted.
* Installation of "Share the Road" signs, for the safety of pedestrians and bicyclists.
* Speed humps along William Street, Fire Lane and Creek Road, which forces the driver to slow down.
Other traffic calming measures - including possible road closures and one way streets - will be considered in two years, after PennDOT's Route 412 construction program is complete.
One change, designed to keep drivers on the right road to Lehigh, was to rename Silvex Road to College Drive. City Council killed that idea on November 3, which puzzled planner James Fiorentino.
"Was Silvex named after something like Silver Creek?" he asked.
He was told it was a spark plug.
"Is there still a constituency for spark plugs?" he continued.
Planner Steve Thode told Fiorentino, "It was the spark plug for the Model T" and was manaufactured in Bethlehem.
The spark plug you see was called the "Bethlehem Five Point."