- Public Works
- Traffic Engineering
- Neighborhood Traffic Calming
Neighborhood Traffic Calming
About Traffic Calming
Traffic calming is the use of physical measures or installation of signage to reduce vehicle speeds, increase street safety, and improve the quality of life. View City Ordinance 07-48.
Petitioning for Traffic Calming
Citizens can submit a traffic calming request by completing the Traffic Calming Request Form or by calling (334) 615-4474. If your street is not on the list of ineligible streets provided below, the City will conduct an engineering study to measure daily vehicle speeds.
The following requirements must be met before a traffic calming petition will be provided to the person initiating the request:
- Daily vehicle volume at least 200, but no higher than 2,000.
- The 85% speed (the speed at which 85% of vehicles travel at or below) over 10 miles per hour above the existing posted speed limit.
- The person requesting the petition must own or rent property adjacent to the studied street.
- The speed limit on the requested street is posted no higher than 30 miles per hour.
The following list of streets being considered as commercial, industrial, collector, and/or arterial in nature will not be considered for traffic calming:
Green Valley Road
Grey Hodges Road
Sanitary Dairy Road
Horace Shepard Road
Selma Street (East & West)
Shady Lane (North & South)
Bob Hall Road
J. Steele Road
Burdeshaw Street (East & West)
Jeffcoat Industrial Drive
Kelly Springs Road
Cherokee Avenue (North & South)
Coe Dairy Road
Lucy Grade Road
W.G. Bond Road
Wilson Street (East & West)
Race Track Road
Once a citizen receives their petition, they must circulate it within the petition area getting 66% (when traffic calming requirements are met) and 75% (requires City Commission approval when traffic calming requirements are not met) of the other residents to agree traffic calming is supported by the neighborhood (including corner lots). The citizen must obtain signatures from all properties in the petition area, either to “agree” or “disagree”. Only one adult signature per property and all signatures are final. Ninety days is provided for this step to be completed.
Once completed, please make a copy before you send it to the address on the petition form. Staff will then review and verify the petition. If approved, the city will conduct an engineering analysis to decide the most effective locations for the speed humps.