Traffic Calming

Traffic Calming

Skip Navigation LinksHome » Departments » Engineering » Traffic » Traffic Calming
 

​​​​​​​​​​What can I do to slow speed in my neighborhood?

​IntroductionIMG_0988.JPG

If you are looking for a way to make cars drive slower on your neighborhood street, the City of Ann Arbor Traffic Calming Program may be a good fit. Traffic Calming slows traffic through physical changes (such as speed humps and curb bump-outs) that impact the behavior of people driving cars and improve conditions for people living, walking, and bicycling in local neighborhoods.

This program is a formal process for residents and property owners to engage the city in a partnership to explore traffic concerns, and potential solutions, on local streets.

IMG_1435.JPGFor more information, please review the Traffic Calming Guidebook​ or check out the Program FAQ.

To see examples of traffic calming around Ann Arbor and locate specific project materials, visit the Projects​ page.

Request Tr​affic Calming

Please review the Traffic Calming Guidebook or contact [email protected] or 734.794.6429 for more information on the petition process and program qualifications.

Note: ​​Staff are working remotely during the COVID-19 pandemic. It is critical that you leave a voicemail when calling 734.794.6429​ so that staff know they missed you and can return your call. Thank you for your understanding. 

Process Overview Diagram

Process Flow Chart 01-2020 crop.jpg 

Petitions are considered on a first-come first-served basis. The Traffic Calming Process takes approximately one year from petition submittal t​o construction, unless other projects are queued in advance (visit the Projects page).

Resources​​

Traffic Calming Guidebook 

Traffic Calming Petition and Request Forms  (Updated September 2020)

Property Manager Petition Form

Petition Evaluation Categories

Updated Program (2018 – Present) Legislative Information

Institute of Traffic Engineers (ITE) Resources

New Sidewalk FAQ