Traffic Calming Streets Eligible
Streets that are eligible for Traffic Calming
Local residential streets, including residential collectors, are eligible provided the posted speed limit is 35 mph or less, is a two-lane roadway, and does not serve as the primary access to commercial or industrial areas. Major collectors, minor arterials and major arterials that are identified on the Major Thoroughfare Plan, and primary access roads are not eligible. Minor collector roads will be evaluated on a case by case basis.
For a speeding problem, the 85th percentile speed must exceed 7 mph over the posted speed limit.
For local residential streets that may have vehicles that are entering from one major road, and exiting onto another major road with no purpose to be in the neighborhood, a documented “cut-thru” problem must exist.
In order for a street to be approved for a traffic calming device, a written endorsement of at least 75% of all residents within the designated area is required. The designated area includes residences on the proposed street, as well as residences on all streets that have major access to the street where the traffic calming device is installed. The Department of Public Works will work with the neighborhood, as well as police, fire and rescue services to determine what device is appropriate for each location.