During this process 2 petitions will be required, the Petition for Traffic Calming and the Petition for Master Plan Support (both of which are obtained from the city). At the first neighborhood meeting the city will ask that a Petition for Traffic Calming be signed by the residents representing at least 75% of the impacted area of concern. This establishes general support for the program.
Once the problem is defined,the city (working with the neighborhood task force) will develop a plan of action. When possible, all measures are monitored for a period of not less than 60 days so that the impacts to the community can be ascertained. After this trial period the second petition,the Petition for Master Plan Support will need to signed by the residents representing at least 75% of the impacted area of concern. With this support, and approval from the city Manager, the project will move to the final phase of implementation.
A local road with less than 500 vehicles per day does not involve physical changes to the street, can be implemented by the city, and include such items as education, deploying a radar speed trailer to allow drivers to monitor their traffic speeds, directed police enforcement, posting signs to restrict commercial vehicles from using the street or restricting certain maneuvers such as right turns. If you have any questions, please email the Department of Engineering.