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Neighborhood Traffic Management Program (NTMP)

Tools to Address Speeding

Speed Alert Program

Residents actively make notes of speeding vehicles and warning letters are sent to owners by Agency staff.

This is a program that allows residents to alert drivers of excessive speed without the risk of citation. The system requires active community support to be effective. The neighborhood association activates the program. When a speed issue is identified, pertinent information is collected by volunteers.

Data collected and reviewed by agency staff will determine action - which may include locating a Radar Trailer (see description) on the affected street. When in place, residents will record the license plate and speed of speeding vehicles. Friendly letters are then sent to the owners advising them to reduce speeds or risk citation.

PROS

  • Results in slight reduction in speeds.
  • Community becomes involved in problem identification and solution.

CONS

  • Minimal effectiveness when device is removed.
  • Minimal long-term impact on travel speeds.
Summary of Effectiveness
Volume Reduction No
Speed Reduction Yes (Slight)
Safety Improvement Unknown
Streets to Use On Collector, Local Local/Collector
Use on Bus Route Yes
Use with Curbs and Gutters Yes
Spot or Area-wide Use Spot
Emergency Service Access Issues No
Impacts on Arterials No
Change in % Truck Unknown
Environmental Changes No
Dependence on enforcement No
Level of Violation Moderate
Aesthetics and Landscaping No