What was once a point of frustration for drivers now has become a popular trend in Franklin.
The speed hump on East King Street at the Historic Greenway Trail initially angered motorists, some who had damaged their car while going over what was first installed as a 10-inch-high speed hump. Earlier this year, the city made it lower, to about 3 inches tall, so cars could go a little faster without getting damaged.
Now, residents like the new, shorter speed hump so much that they want one in their own neighborhoods, Franklin street department superintendent Ron Collins said.
Several homeowners associations have requested speed humps in their subdivisions, and Franklin College asked for them at two of its busiest crosswalks.
But the street department doesn’t want to put speed humps all over the city, Collins said.