Requesting a Traffic Calming Project Traffic Calming Tracking
Requesting a Traffic Calming Project
When there is a consistent speeding problem along a street, the neighborhood may wish to consider a traffic calming project. A traffic calming project will permanently install traffic calming treatments along the road so that cars will drive at the speed limit. There are a number of different treatment types available depending on the unique qualities of your street, but the main goal of any project is to get drivers to drive the speed limit.
Before a street can request a traffic calming project, a street must have successfully lowered the speed limit through the ballot process detailed in the Speed Limit Reduction section. If a street does not currently have a posted speed limit of 25 MPH or 30 MPH, this will need to be done before any further traffic calming efforts can be made.
When evaluating to determine if your street meets the criteria for a project, we look at street specific factors like:
- What speeds are the cars are traveling and how many of them are speeding?
- How many crashes along the street were due to speed related causes?
- What pedestrian generators (i.e., schools, bike routes, parks, pools, greenways, or transit stops) are in the area that are negatively affected by speeding cars?
Streets with an asterisk (*) by their name are eligible for traffic calming projects but due to their strategic connections associated with the Raleigh Fire Department’s routes, limitations will apply. The use of vertical traffic calming treatments (i.e. speed humps and speed tables) will be limited along these streets.
Below are the currently eligible streets broken up into the treatment type categories.
Traffic Calming Tracking
- There are currently 49 traffic calming streets measuring 29.19 miles throughout Raleigh. Use the link below to view a list of previously completed projects.
- The average reduction in driver speeds for completed projects is 8.40 mph with typical traffic flow within 1 mph of the posted speed limit.
- There are 19 projects planned for construction in 2022 which will add an additional 12.18 miles of traffic calming streets to Raleigh’s existing neighborhood street network.