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Traffic Calming

Please note traffic/speed measurements are suspended until normal traffic levels resume

No Need For Speed program applications will be accepted starting May 1

Concerns about traffic in your neighborhood? Too many speeders?

Northglenn City Council approved new traffic calming policies in early 2020. A new community engagement program, No Need for Speed, launches on May 1. Residents may also request a speed study that may lead to installment of traffic calming measures using the steps below.

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

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