Traffic Calming

Traffic Calming

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


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

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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).


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