AUSTIN, Texas -- Residents have taken pedestrian safety into their own hands after a boy was hit by a truck just outside of his Mueller home in September.

They are calling for drivers to slow down with some cones and a little bit of sidewalk chalk on the road.

Neighbors don't want to inconvenience drivers with speed bumps or gate installations.

They just want the current 30 mph speed limit lowered.

"I think what we want to see is an environment where it's comfortable to be a pedestrian and it's comfortable to ride in a car, and something that designs the street for lower traffic,” said resident Rahm McDaniel.

Neighbors say the current speed limit is a little on the dangerous side for Mueller's narrow streets, a tight fit for the houses and the high population density.