Task 1: Receipt of Traffic Calming Request (Application) & Questionnaire
Requests for traffic calming measures can be made by individual residents or neighborhood associations using an application available from the Public Works Department. In addition, City staff may identify an area as a problem and a sponsored resident must be determined prior to the project proceeding forward.
Task 2: Define the Study Area / Problem
Once the application has been received, the street will be evaluated to determine if it is eligible for consideration. To be eligible, a street must serve areas that are primarily residential. On finding that the identified street meets this standard and is eligible for traffic calming, the Public Works Department Engineering Division staff will identify the limits of the street to be subject to the study process.
Task 3: Evidence of Support
For Public Works Staff to perform a study based on the applicant's request, a petition will need to be prepared, signed by residents and business owners impacted by the project, as well as support needed from the Home Owners Association. The Public Works Department will supply forms to the applicant. For more details, see below:
Task 3a: Petition
The applicant(s) or other neighborhood representatives will be required to circulate a petition before the City takes any action to implement the speed hump installation plan. A petition from adjacent residents and business owners is required. The petition must document that at least two-thirds (67%) of all households and businesses adjacent to the project support the installation of a speed hump on their street. The petition also will request whether the adjacent residents or business owners support the installation of a speed hump in the street segment immediately in front of their property. A speed hump will not be located in front of a property if the occupant objects to its placement or, in the case of multiple dwellings, if a majority of the households on the property object to its placement. Fulfillment of this requirement is the responsibility of the applicant (contact person).
All properties within the affected area must be accounted for, either by signature and indication of preference (in favor or oppose) or by a written statement by the contact person why a specific property was not represented. Requests with either no petition or with a petition that does not account for all properties will be considered incomplete and will not further the process.
Task 3b: Verification Statement
A verification statement confirming the signatures on the speed hump petition are valid and represent at least two-thirds (67%) of the households/businesses adjacent to the project street is required from the applicant.
Both property owners and renters are allowed to sign the petition. Each household and business address is entitled to one signature. If both the owner of a property and tenant submit a signature, the owner's signature will override the tenant's.
If the petition is found to be invalid the complainant(s) will be given an opportunity to re-process the petition and submit it a later date. If a sufficient petition cannot be obtained the City will discontinue the traffic calming efforts at the location.
Task 3c: Questionnaire
Petitioners shall complete a questionnaire stating whether or not they support a device immediately in front of their residence. An area must have two residents immediately across the street from each other agree to locate a speed hump in front of the property before the petition can be considered.
Task 3d: Homeowners Association Endorsement
Registered neighborhood associations adjacent to the street segment area will be asked to sign a statement endorsing the traffic calming installation. If the subdivision does not have a homeowners association, then this endorsement is not applicable.
The applicant will deliver the completed forms to the Public Works Department. Each form will be authenticated by the Engineering Division staff.