The traffic calming process is planned at the neighborhood level but implemented on an uninterrupted street segment basis. Planning on a neighborhood-wide basis will help to identify if solving a problem on one street shifts it to another street. Additionally, an opportunity to plan for a comprehensive series of devices that will work together to improve the traffic operations of a neighborhood will be used.
A successful traffic calming program must involve the public and clearly be understood by all participants. Participation by those living along the affected street and adjacent registered neighborhood associations is essential.
Homeowners living along the affected street segment will be asked to complete petitions that account for their participation and either affirm or not affirm their support for the installation(s). The requester of the traffic calming device(s) will solicit the neighborhood(s) for signatures and submit the petition. Additionally, registered homeowner associations that are directly affected will be asked to complete a statement that acknowledges adjacent streets to the traffic-calmed street may see an increase in traffic and/or speed.
Traffic calming measures will be funded using approved capital funds included in the annual budget. Warranted and approved traffic calming measures will be identified and prioritized for installation according to the established criteria. The application date on approved installations will serve as secondary criteria. The installation will commence and continue based on the availability of capital funding as outlined in the current and adopted budget.
Authority & Scope
The Director of Public Works will administer the traffic calming program. In accordance with established procedures, the director will have the responsibility to develop application forms, install or remove traffic calming devices. The effective date for the traffic calming program revisions is October 16, 2012.