Please note: Due to necessary budget cuts, the Neighborhood Traffic Control Program no longer exists. There are no staff to evaluate traffic calming needs and there are no funds to build traffic calming devices. The information about the program remains on our website as a general resources and to help answer questions about the devices that are already in place.
Examples of things that will no longer be done include the evaluation and installation of speed cushions, traffic circles, and other traffic calming devices; Data collection and evaluation of traffic speed complaints on residential streets; Installation of new permanent radar signs, management of small projects by Transportation Engineering staff such as temporary sidewalks and pedestrian landings.
Examples of things that neighborhood residents will likely be asked to do are volunteering to maintain landscaping in existing traffic circles and curb extensions, painting red curb at driveways and at some mailbox clusters if approved by City staff, volunteering for the Citizens SpeedWatch Program with a city-wide focus managed by the Police Department.
Examples of things that will likely take much longer than in the past are parking and traffic issues on residential streets and vegetation trim requests to clear sidewalks. I’m sure staff will be sensitive to how long a request has been waiting for attention, but the reality is that action can continually get bumped by new critical safety issues.
Examples of things that will remain high priority by those picking up the additional workload from the Neighborhood Traffic Control staff position: traffic safety issues on arterials, crosswalks, traffic signals, managing the pedestrian flag program, development reviews and conditioning, participation in regional planning and coordination of regional services. Contact: David Godfrey, Transportation Engineering Manager, (425) 587-3865.
Go Slow! By driving at safe speeds, you will help increase the livability of our neighborhoods. You'll be more aware of what's going on around you and you'll be able to react to unexpected events, making our streets safer.