Neighborhoods in the Program

Currently the Traffic Calming Program contains ten holdover neighborhoods and those new neighborhoods, which have petitioned for program admission and successfully passed a traffic study of vehicles on neighborhood streets, speed studies and accident records for the neighborhood. All economic levels of the City are represented. Concerned parents are the driving force behind the majority of neighborhood mini-committees currently preparing traffic calming plans for their neighborhoods.
Neighborhoods in the Program

Before & After Studies


To gauge the effectiveness of the traffic calming program and measure staff progress towards these areas of citizen concern, staff conducts “before and after” studies of all City neighborhoods which have been traffic calmed.

To date, six neighborhoods have been reviewed for changes in traffic volumes and speed as a result of traffic calming efforts. The main focus of the program is speeding and the traffic calming program has resulted in an 18% average reduction in speeds on neighborhood streets. The data also shows a side benefit being a reduction in traffic volumes, with an average reduction of 27% in volume. Keeping speeds under 30 miles per hour in neighborhoods provides a significant reduction in crash and injury potential. The attached tables and graphs illustrate the average results for the neighborhoods studied so far.
Neighborhood
Average Daily
Traffic Volume
Before
Average Daily
Traffic Volume
After
Average Daily
Traffic Volume
% Change
85th Percentile
Speeds
Before
85th Percentile
Speeds
After
85th Percentile
Speeds
% Change
Spanish River/Yamato
1,747 834 -52% 38 28 -28%
Royal Oak Hills
1,194 804 -33% 35 32 -9%
Country Club Village
1,110 689 -38% 33 25 -24%
East Boca Village
898 833 -7% 31 26 -16%
East Boca Village
(Road Narrowing)
1,802 1,574 -13% 38 29 -24%
Camino Gardens
1,451 1,215 -16% 33 28 -15%
NE 2nd Street
(Traffic Circles)
923 729 -21% 31 29 -6%
City-Wide Average
1,304 954 -27% 34 28 -18%