Neighborhood Traffic Calming

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We are committed to ensuring the overall safety and livability of residential neighborhoods through a collaboration of City staff, residents, and other agencies in an effort to minimize the impact of traffic on neighborhoods. Our Neighborhood Traffic Calming Policy and Guidelines provides a process for identifying and addressing problems related to speeding, excessive volumes, and safety on neighborhood streets. In short, this policy provides a procedure to consider, evaluate, and implement requests for traffic calming measures within the City. 

Traffic Calming Study Requests

Requests for a traffic calming study, which are usually volume and speed related, can be requested through one of the following:

  • Homeowners Association - a study may be initiated once the City Manager receives a petition signed by at least one member of sixty-six percent (66%) of the households facing the block(s) of the street on which the Traffic Calming Study is requested.
  • Non-public safety project-  requests will require an application fee of $100.
  • Public Safety or City Staff - a study may be initiated because of an identified public safety issue.

The Traffic Study Process

Before any neighborhood traffic problem, whether real or perceived, can be addressed, it must be understood. The following outlines the various phases involved in a traffic calming study.

  • Citizen Meeting - All Traffic Calming Studies shall begin with an open meeting, where all potentially affected residents are invited.
  • Data Collection Phase - Once the defined neighborhood is identified, appropriate "before" data will be collected.

Project Financing

The ultimate factor regarding the implementation of traffic calming projects will be the availability of funding. Funding sources include the annual capital improvement program, special assessments, or federal or local grants.

 

Contact

Public Works
Phone: (561) 243-7000

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