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​​​​​​​​​​​​What can I do to slow spe​ed in my neighb​​​orhood?


Speed limit and speed humps signs

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 proces​s for residents and property owners to engage the city in a partnership to explore traffic concerns, and potential solutions, on local streets.

Person in crosswalkFor 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.


Please be aware that Resolution R-23-330, which can be found [here], directed staff to update the Traffic Calming Program. Our dedicated team is diligently working on these updates, which will impact the current petition process as outlined in the guidebook. However, we want to emphasize that you should not be discouraged from submitting a petition. Your application will be placed in queue. Upon update, petitioners will be notified of additional information required for a qualifying petition.

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. It is recom​mended that you leave a voicemail when calling 734.794.6429​ so that staff know they missed you and can return your call. ​

Process Overview Diagram (Subject to future change)

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Petitions are considered on a first-come first-served basis. The Traffic Calming Process may take more than one year from petition submittal t​o construction, visit the Projects page.


Traffic Calming Guidebook 

Traffic Calming Petition and Request Forms  (Updated September 2020)

Property Manager Petition Form

Petition Evaluation Categories

Updated Program (09/05/​2023​) Legislative Information 

Updated Program (11/19/2018​) Legislative Information

Institute of Traffic Engineers (ITE) Resources

New Sidewalk FAQ

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