Nestle the dog thinks he owns his street.
So do some of the drivers. That’s why the city recently installed speed humps on Broadmoor from Cameron Road to Berkman Drive.
"They tend to help rather than hurt," said Alvaro Corral in East Austin.
Corral has already noticed a change.
"As a person who has a dog and walks three times a day, I go by the phrase ‘20 is plenty,'" Corral said of the speed limit.
He says drivers slow down for the speed humps, but it's a different story one block north.
"I can imagine people on the other side of the street thinking that all the traffic that wants to speed goes through their street versus this street," Corral said.
Broadmoor's the latest street on a long list of roads the city is considering improving, according to Samantha Park of the Austin Transportation Department.
"There will always be more requests than there is funding," Park said.
Another solution may have you feeling like Chevy Chase in the 1985 movie “European Vacation.”
There is a full-size version of a roundabout near Auditorium Shores and the Long Center. Smaller ones are being put into neighborhoods all across Austin. The concept is still the same: Drivers need to slow down and pay attention.
"Really, to improve the overall safety of the neighborhood," Park said.
The city keeps a list of streets that could use roundabouts, speed humps or traffic islands like this one. The roads must be 40 miles an hour or less, have a speeding issue and have complaints from people who live on the street.
"We are looking to see where we can have the biggest impact to address the biggest speeding issues in the neighborhoods,” Park said. “They get ranked, and we fund as many as possible."
The City Council approved another $3 million dollars for improvements over the next year, aiming to create safer walks for Nestle and his owners.
A list is already being compiled for the next round of money.
If you'd like to see changes in your neighborhood, let the city know. You can call 311 or go to austintexas.gov/department/transportation.