The following criteria will be used in evaluating the severity of neighborhood traffic problems.
➢ Street must be classified as a “neighborhood” minor collector or local street.
➢ When the prevailing traffic speed (85th percentile) exceeds the posted speed limit by at least 10 MPH, traffic calming measures should be considered. This applies to road segments posted between 25 MPH and 35 MPH. Physical devices will not be installed on streets with speed limits greater than 35 MPH.
➢ When average daily traffic volumes are greater than 400 but less than 1,000 vehicles per day, educational activities, enforcement and non-physical devices may be considered.
➢ When average daily traffic volumes are between 1,000 vehicles per day and 3,000 vehicles per day, traffic calming measures may be considered.
➢ When average daily traffic volumes are greater than 3,000 vehicles per day, educational activities, enforcement and non-physical devices may be considered.
➢ Streets that provide direct access to fire, rescue and police buildings will not be considered.
➢ Cul-de-sac streets and other streets less than 800-feet long will not be considered.
➢ The majority of property adjoining the street must be residential, park, and/or school.
➢ Streets must be part of the accepted street system for one year prior to initiation of process.
➢ Steep grades, road geometry, sight-distance issues, driveway entrances, traffic diversion, etc., will be evaluated carefully during the process. These features may limit what traffic calming measures are available.