Implementing a neighborhood traffic calming program requires a commitment from a majority of those along the affected street. Those who seek the calming must first submit a completed Community Action Request (CAR) and petition signed by persons representing at least 51% of the homes on the street to be calmed.
When a request is determined to be eligible and has been assigned priority, a neighborhood meeting is scheduled. Residents consider potential traffic calming measures and reach a consensus as to which ones are desired. Staff then drafts a traffic calming plan, which affected property owners vote to accept or reject. Each household, business and non-resident property owner is entitled to one ballot. The plan is approved when 60% of the eligible ballots are returned favorable.
For more information, contract Traffic Engineer Bryan Roberts at 253-841-5542 or via email firstname.lastname@example.org.