Raleigh Public Works staff is looking for your input regarding the city's traffic calming program. Thank you for taking the time to participate. The survey will extend through Thursday, September 24th.
If you'd like more information on this program, please visit the neighborhood traffic management program website.
General Project Questions
One aspect of the NTMP is traffic calming. The following questions deal with familiarity and overall effectiveness of the program:
NTMP Evaluation Process
The first step in the traffic calming process is to evaluate the street. This evaluation uses five criteria to see if the problem is significant enough to place the street on the City’s project list and prioritize the streets with the worst problems. The criteria:
- Pedestrian Activity
- Crash History
- Traffic Volume
- Other factors, such as roadway geometry and sight distance
Project Approval Process
A traffic calming project needs broad support from residents on the street to move forward. This is done through a petition of support signed by at least 75% of properties on the project street.
If a project has the support from the residents on the street, it moves to the design phase. Residents on the street and from the surrounding neighborhood are invited to work with staff in coming up with a preliminary design.
Some communities allow for the removal of traffic calming devices if they are determined to be problematic or ineffective.
Thanks for your input!
Your responses will be shared with the Public Works department during early October and presented to the Raleigh City Council late 2015. Please check back at the NTMP home page for details, and click here to subscribe to Public Works email updates.