Residential Street Speeding

Motorists are supposed to follow posted speed limits or the default residential speed limit of 25 mph if not posted, but residential neighborhoods may experience speeding.

If you believe there is a speeding or safety issue in your neighborhood, you can request an investigation through our district offices

The installation of traffic control devices and other street treatments can mitigate speeding on residential streets.  Based on our assessment we will recommend a solution if warranted.

 

Speed Humps

Speed Humps are designed to reduce vehicular speed on residential local or collector streets that have a single lane of travel in each direction. While generally effective in reducing vehicle speeds and volume, speed humps also have disadvantages such as the potential for increased vehicle noise when traversing the hump as well as increased emergency vehicle response times. 

For additional information regarding speed humps, please refer to the Speed Hump “What You Need To Know About Speed Humps” Fact Sheet and the  “Speed Hump Evaluation Guidelines”.

The Speed Hump Program opens up a review cycle every 6 months to take petitions for speed humps. For more info and to start the process, click on Step 1 and follow the instructions.  Additionally, after you have completed Step 1 and still believe you qualify for Speed Humps, download and complete Step 2 here.  Both parts are needed to start the process.

 

Traffic Calming

The adopted Bicycle Plan includes designated “bicycle friendly streets” that include design features aimed at slowing motorists and making streets safer for cyclists and pedestrians.  We are implementing traffic calming treatments as funding is available.