Raleigh Neighborhood Traffic Management Survey

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:

City of Raleigh Poll:
Are you familiar with the City’s Neighborhood Traffic Management Program?
Yes
75%
No
26%
Closed to responses | 139 Responses
City of Raleigh Poll:
Have you participated in a prior NTMP traffic calming project?
No
61%
Yes (feel free to comment with projects you've participated in)
39%
Closed to responses | 146 Responses
City of Raleigh Poll:
If yes, what was your relation to the project?
Resident/property owner in neighborhood around treated street
39%
Not involved / other
28%
Resident/property owner on treated street
25%
Concerned Citizen
13%
Affected user (driver, pedestrian, cyclist) of street from outside the neighborhood
8%
Closed to responses | 72 Responses
City of Raleigh Poll:
Do you feel the treatments are effective at reducing vehicle speeds?
Not Effective
47%
Somewhat Effective
29%
Effective
19%
Very Effective
6%
Closed to responses | 109 Responses
City of Raleigh Poll:
Which methods do you think would be effective in reducing vehicle speed?
Horizontal treatments: medians, bump outs, etc.
36%
Other, see my comment:
35%
Intersection treatments: mini-roundabouts, traffic circles, etc.
31%
Vertical treatments: speed humps or speed tables
29%
Neighborhood education programs
24%
City-wide education programs
13%
Closed to responses | 75 Responses

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:

  1. Speed
  2. Pedestrian Activity
  3. Crash History
  4. Traffic Volume
  5. Other factors, such as roadway geometry and sight distance

View the full PDF of policies (opens in a separate window).

City of Raleigh Poll:
Are you familiar with the process for evaluating a street for consideration for an NTMP project?
Yes
66%
No, not familiar with the process
34%
Closed to responses | 113 Responses
City of Raleigh Poll:
Which three criteria used in the program do you feel are the most important?
Speed
57%
Pedestrian Generators / Destinations
50%
Crash History
42%
Volume
40%
Roadway geometry
28%
Other consideration not in policy - see my comment
10%
Closed to responses | 72 Responses

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.

City of Raleigh Poll:
Do you agree with the process for approving a project?
No
51%
Not familiar with this process
25%
Yes
24%
Closed to responses | 105 Responses
City of Raleigh Poll:
Which residents should be included in the project approval process?
Neighborhood residents defined on predetermined set of distances
33%
Neighborhood residents defined on case-by-case basis
29%
Street residents plus residents of cul-de-sacs off the project street
23%
Only residents on the project street (current policy)
15%
Closed to responses | 104 Responses

Design Process 

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.

City of Raleigh Poll:
Do you agree with the process for designing a project?
No
41%
Yes
36%
Not familiar with the process
24%
Closed to responses | 106 Responses
City of Raleigh Poll:
Which residents should be included in the project influence area in the design process?
Neighborhood residents defined a predetermined set of distances
38%
Neighborhood residents determined on case-by-case basis (current policy)
30%
Street residents plus residents of cul-de-sacs off the project street
21%
Only residents on the project street
10%
Staff alone should develop the design
1%
Closed to responses | 104 Responses

Removal Process

Some communities allow for the removal of traffic calming devices if they are determined to be problematic or ineffective. 

City of Raleigh Poll:
Do you believe the policy should have a process to remove existing traffic calming devices?
Yes
94%
No
6%
Closed to responses | 109 Responses
City of Raleigh Poll:
If added to the policy, which level of community support is appropriate to remove existing traffic calming devices?
A simple majority of the residents in the influence area
47%
A larger majority/super-majority (75%) of the residents in the influence area (same percentage as project approval)
43%
Other, see my comment:
11%
Closed to responses | 108 Responses

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.