Neighborhood-Wide Traffic Calming

An outline process for developing, implementing and evaluating the results of a neighborhood wide traffic calming plan

4.4 Neighborhood-Wide Traffic Calming


The following is an outline process for developing, implementing and evaluating the results of a neighborhood-wide traffic calming plan


• Meet with residents in the neighborhood to discuss the nature of the problem and potential solutions. A residents committee would be struck to work with local government staff.

• The residents committee and staff design a traffic plan.

• Sponsor an open house to provide informa tion on the plan.

• Survey the impacted residents for their opinion.

• Meet with residents committee to discuss survey results and revisions (if necessary) to the plan.

• Survey again the abutting residents for their opinion of the changed plan.

• Report to elected officials for approval and funding authority.

• Inform residents of elected officials action, next steps and timetable.

• Implement a six-month trial of the plan.

• Measure the traffic impacts of the calming measures including the impacts on neighboring streets to ensure traffic (above an acceptable amount) has not been diverted.

• Survey again the impacted residents for their opinion on the installed temporary calming measures.

• Report to elected officials on the trial (if the trial includes diversionary measures).

• Implement the plan on a permanent basis.

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