Welcome to the City's traffic calming site. Please click on the following links to find out more about this program to control speeding in residential neighborhoods.
Beginning July 5, 2012 petitions will again be accepted. The current backlog of projects has been reduced and has 2-3 years of projects in the queue. Thank you for your patience and interest in traffic calming.
If you have any questions, please call the Project Management Unit at 734-794-6410, or e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Traffic Calming Guidebook (Revised, May 9, 2013) (pdf)
Program Progress by Street
Petition to Start (pdf)
Traffic Calming Qualifications:
Traffic Calming Tools
- The streets must be paved City streets.
- Streets must be classified as a local or residential collector street, as outlined in the Public Services Department's Standard Specifications.
- The average daily traffic must be at least 200 and no more than 4,000.
- The 85th percentile speed must be at least 5 mph over the posted speed limit.
- The street must not be a primary emergency route (for speed humps).
- Streets used as bus routes by the Ann Arbor Transportation Authority or the Ann Arbor Public Schools must have their input into the plan.
- The street must not be a designated truck route.
Vertical Impact Tools:
- Speed Humps
- Raised Crosswalks
- Raised Intersections
Horizontal Impact Tools:
- Traffic Circles
- Neck Downs
- Lane Narrowing
- Realigned Intersections
- Forced turn Barriers
- Turn Prohibitions
- Neighborhood Identification Sign
Updated: September 12, 2013