Neighborhoods may choose between the Expedited Speed Hump Program or the Full Traffic Calming Program.
The expedited program was created as an alternative for neighborhoods interested only in speed humps and reduces the need for educational requirements, traffic studies, and qualifying criteria. The Speed Hump Program consists of non-physical and vertical measures only, and it usually proceeds from the neighborhood kick-off meeting to construction in as little as 3 to 4 months.
Full Traffic Calming Program consists of all available traffic calming measures. Generally, a design consultant must be hired to design the plan and in addition to neighborhood approval, it requires approval by the City Council before the plan is put out to bid for construction. Overall, the costs of the Full Program are much higher.
Local residents have several options to resolve traffic issues in their neighborhoods. The most effective solutions are traffic calming measures; however, residents may also request Police enforcement in their neighborhood. Less effective for controlling speeders, but requested by many residents to address other traffic issues, are crosswalks and stop signs.
Contact the Neighborhood Traffic Management Program Coordinators to request an application for Traffic Calming in your neighborhood or download the Neighborhood Traffic Management Program Request Form.
Intensified enforcement of traffic regulations can calm traffic, generally by reminding drivers of posted speed limits and by enforcing the observance of STOP signs. Call the non-emergency number for the Stockton Police Department at 209-937-8377 to request targeted enforcement.
Stop signs are not traffic calming measures and State and Federal guidelines preclude their use to "slow" vehicles. The function of a Stop sign is to assign right-of-way at intersections, and they are typically installed after a study to determine if warrants, criteria established by the Federal Highway Administration and Cal-Trans, are met.
To request a stop sign or other traffic signs and devices, contact the Public Works Department. To request a stop sign or other traffic signs and devices, please visit Ask Stockton and select the appropriate topic.
Requests for Crosswalks must meet the guidelines as stated in the Pedestrian Safety and Crosswalk Installation Guidelines. Contact the Public Works Department for more information.
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This City of Stockton web page last reviewed on --- 4/3/2023