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Traffic Calming

Concerns about traffic in your neighborhood? Too many speeders?

This is a step-by-step guide to help you report the problem to the city and understand how the city will evaluate and address the issue.

How to Report Speeding Problems

Step 1 – Resident has a concern

A resident has a concern about speeding and desires a review and assessment of conditions within a specific area of the neighborhood.

Step 2 – Resident submits an application
Resident expresses their concern about speeding by completing and submitting the application for traffic calming. 

Step 3 – Evaluation of application
The city will review the application and then perform a speed study of the area in question to determine if the location qualifies to be assessed for comprehensive traffic calming.

Step 4 – Determination 
Based on the data from the speed study, one of these two measures may be taken:

Basic Traffic Calming - This service includes installation of traffic calming devices such as:

  • Crosswalks 
  • Stop signs 
  • Residential permit parking 
  • Truck restrictions 
  • Bike lanes 
  • Enforcement by the Police Department

Comprehensive Traffic Calming - Pending the results of the speed study, the neighborhood may be eligible for a comprehensive traffic calming project. These modifications can include:

  • Speed limit signage 
  • Striping 
  • Neckdowns 
  • Bulbouts 
  • Chicanes
  • Speed bumps
  • Raised crosswalks and raised intersections

The data from the traffic study will indicate if a comprehensive traffic analysis is warranted. The implementation of a comprehensive traffic calming project is limited to residential, two-lane local or minor collector streets, with a maximum posted speed limit of 25 mph.

Step 5 - Initiating comprehensive traffic calming 
If a comprehensive traffic calming project is indicated, these two measures must be taken:
  1. If the traffic thresholds are met during the traffic study, the applicant is provided a petition to circulate in the neighborhood along with a map of homes that would be affected by traffic calming. A minimum of 75 percent of households in the study area must be in favor of comprehensive traffic calming.
  2. After the collected signatures are returned to the city, a comprehensive traffic calming study will be investigated. Afterwards, a neighborhood meeting will be held to discuss the findings of the study, traffic calming options, and next steps for design and funding.
Please note:
  • Any action taken must be approved by City Council.
  • The application of basic and comprehensive traffic calming devices are subject to federal, state, and local policies and guidelines.

Traffic Calming Application

Coming Temporary Traffic Calming Measures
The city will be implementing temporary traffic calming measures on Claude Court, Melody Drive, Livingston Drive and 112th Place. Installation will start in mid-October 2018 and finish in mid-November 2018.

These include speed humps and radar signs. See the maps below to see what measures will be implemented and where.

Traffic_Calming_maps_Melody Drive




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