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.
For more information, please review the
Traffic Calming Guidebook or check out the
To see examples of traffic calming around Ann Arbor and locate specific project materials, visit the
Request Traffic Calming
Please review the
Traffic Calming Guidebook or contact TrafficCalming@a2gov.org 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
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 (visit the
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
Ann Arbor Police Department Traffic Complaint Questionnaire (for speed-enforcement and other non-engineering approaches to slowing traffic)
New Sidewalk FAQ