Traffic Calming


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.

For a complete look at the City's stance on traffic calming, view the City's Traffic Calming Policy (PDF).

Types of Traffic Calming Measures

Side elevation view of a speed bump. It measures 3-6 inches high by 12 inches long.
Speed Bump (Normally used in parking lots)
Side elevation view of a parabolic speed hump. It measures 3-4 inches high by 12 feet long.Speed Hump
(Parabolic shape)
Side elevation view of a speed table. It measures 3-4 inches high by 22 feet long, comprising 2 6-f Speed Table
(Enhanced speed hump)

Speed Table

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.

For a more detailed look on Speed Tables, view the Enhanced Speed Hump Traffic Calming Construction Details (PDF).

A yellow diamond speed hump sign next to a brick-paved speed hump in a residential neighborhood.