Traffic Calming Policy
Traffic Calming Proposals
Fayetteville residents with concerns about excessive traffic speeds in their neighborhood may apply to the City for traffic calming measures to be implemented.
The process involves the following steps:
- Residents submit traffic calming request to the City’s Engineering department. Click here to complete online form.
- City staff assess the request to see if it meets requirements and to determine affected area.
- City contact requestor to outline next steps for confirming neighborhood support.
- If neighborhood support meets required minimum, City staff conducts of a traffic study in the area to confirm the need for traffic calming
- City proposes traffic calming strategy and neighborhood residents must approve.
- City Council Transportation Committee prioritizes and selects projects for completion.
Certain restrictions apply:
- Only residential links or urban center streets are eligible.
- The street should have an Average Daily Traffic (ADT) of less than 4,000.
- Limited to streets having only one lane of through traffic in each direction.
- Streets must not be primary emergency routes, as determined by the Police and Fire Departments.
- At the discretion of the City Engineer, certain traffic calming measures may not be used if they would create an unsafe condition for motorists driving at normal speeds under average driving conditions.
- Streets must not be through truck routes unless an acceptable alternative route is identified and approved. Design of traffic calming features shall accommodate a single unit truck.
Please remember that although traffic calming strategies can have the desired benefits in the targeted area, they also can create disadvantages to adjacent streets and neighborhoods. These factors are taken into consideration by City staff when reviewing traffic calming requests.