Traffic Calming Program Update
The City of Ann Arbor is working on an update to the existing Traffic Calming Program. Related materials are provided below.
Traffic Calming Program Update Open House - June 20, 2018
Traffic Calming Program Update Presentation to the Transportation Commission - June 20, 2018
A2 Open City Hall Topic
- Please visit A2 Open City Hall and choose 'Traffic Calming Program Update' from the closed topics listing to view results.
Traffic Calming Program FAQ (PDF)
Existing Traffic Calming Program
The City of Ann Arbor Traffic Calming Program works to improve the quality of life and safety of neighborhood streets through the installation of traffic calming devices. The request-based program allows City staff to partner with the community to design safe streets for motorist, bicyclists, pedestrians, and children. The City Council adopted process is described in the City of Ann Arbor Traffic Calming Guidebook (PDF).
Speed Hump on Larchmont Dr.
The following minimum conditions must be met to qualify for the Traffic Calming Program:
- The streets must be paved city streets.
- The street must be classified as a local street, as indicated on the State of Michigan ACT 51 maps.
- 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.
Traffic calming location map
Use the drop down arrows along the left side for a map key and list of projects. Click on any project to learn more.
- Blue indicate projects upcoming or currently in progress
- Purple indicates projects that have been constructed
- Black indicates projects that did not qualify
Please follow the link to view the map in more detail and for an ongoing list of traffic calming projects in Ann Arbor.
Request traffic calming
Petitions for the Traffic Calming program are currently being accepted. Contact Traffic Calming project manager Cynthia Redinger (email@example.com; 734.794.6410 x43632) to discuss the petition process and Traffic Calming program qualifications.
Current funding allows completion of one Traffic Calming project per year. Petitions are considered on a first come first served basis. The Traffic Calming process takes approximately one year from petition submittal to construction, unless other projects are queued in advance.
If you have submitted a Traffic Calming request that did not result in traffic calming device installation, either because the project area did not qualify based on speed study results or neighborhood preference, you may contact Traffic Calming project manager Cynthia Redinger (firstname.lastname@example.org; 734.794.6410
x43632) to discuss re-petition options.
Traffic calming projects update
Traffic Calming Orientation (October 2017):
Bluett (Nixon to Yellowstone)
Bluett from Nixon to Yellowstone is at Step 10 of the Traffic Calming Program: Optional Survey. Surveys have been mailed to addresses within the project area and must be postmarked or returned to the City Clerk's Office by 5:00 PM on August 16, 2018. Community participation, including the Step 9 Survey Results, have shaped the Step 10 Revised Concept Plan which identifies potential traffic calming devices and locations. Use the Step 10 Revised Concept Plan to complete the Step 10: Optional Survey that you have received in the mail.
Scio Church (S. Seventh to Chaucher)
- Speed qualification criteria have been met. Anticipated next steps Summer 2018
If you are interested in increased speed-enforcement, or other non-engineering approaches to calm traffic complete the Ann Arbor Police Department Traffic Complaint Questionnaire