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, major arterials, and major access roads that are identified on the Major Thoroughfare Plan are not eligible. Minor collector roads will be evaluated on a case by case basis. Only roads with speed limits of 25 mph are eligible for Phase II of the program.
For a speeding problem, the 85th percentile speed must exceed 7 mph over the posted speed limit.
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.