Traffic Calming

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Traffic Engineering
Neighborhood Traffic Calming

Traffic calming is a proactive attempt to improve the livability of residential neighborhoods and promote pedestrian activity in service districts.


Traffic Calming Process:

1. CIP Meetings to obtain consensus on project.

2. City creates design options.

3. Neighborhood picks design.

4. City ballots affected property owners.

5. 50% response required with 2/3 in favor.

6. Temporary measures installed for 3-4 months.

7. Permanent measures installed.

8. One year after permanent installed, evaluation of how well measure has worked.

Important Links:

2015 Traffic Studies Summary

City Traffic Calming Project Updates

City Traffic Calming Guidelines

Charlottesville: How to Stop Speeding on City Streetspowerpoint icon


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Please call (434) 970-3723 or email to request a full PDF version of a completed traffic study or if you have any questions.

Last Updated: 01/20/16

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