Requesting a Traffic Calming Project

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Requesting a Traffic Calming Project

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.

Streets Eligible for a Project this Cycle

Future Traffic Calming Project Priority List

Related Services:
Neighborhood Traffic Management