An outline process for developing, implementing, and evaluating the results of a traffic calming plan for a single street or street segment.
4.3 Traffic Calm a Street
The following is an outline process for developing, implementing, and evaluating
the results of a traffic calming plan for a single street or street segment
• Meet with residents from the street to discuss the nature of the problem
and potential solutions. A residents committee would be struck to work with
• Residents committee and local government staff meet to design a preliminary
traffic calming plan.
• Survey residents for their opinion on the preliminary traffic calming
plan (either a vote or a request for comments back).
• Report to elected officials for approval and funding authority.
• Inform the residents of elected officials action, next steps and timetable.
• Permanently implement the traffic calming measures.
• After six months, measure the traffic impacts of the calming measures
including the i mpacts on neighboring streets to ensure traffic (above an acceptable
amount) has not been diverted.
• Adjust calming measures if justified based on traffic impacts.
• The local government could define an acceptable level of traffic diversion
onto neighboring streets, monitor actual diversion levels and take corrective
action if the acceptable levels are exceeded.