Traffic calming is the combination of mostly physical measures that minimize negative effects of motor vehicle use, alter driver behavior, and increase safety for bicyclists and pedestrians. Traffic calming measures are self-enforcing and do not require enforcement by Police. Traffic calming reduces the speed and volume of traffic to acceptable levels for improved neighborhood livability, crime prevention, and urban redevelopment.
The speed table (enhanced speed hump) provides 4 elements to slow down motorists:
Speed table provides a 4 inch vertical deflection.
Existing pavement narrowed to approximately 18 feet wide at speed hump locations.
Brick pavers change the look and feel of the road.
Landscaping narrows the driver’s field of vision. Landscaping for each enhanced speed hump will be paid for and installed by the City. This landscaping will be irrigated and maintained by the adjacent property owner.