Traffic Calming Process
Applications are received on a continuous basis and are processed on a first-come, first-served basis. Each neighborhood application is assigned to the appropriate quadrant of the City (Northwest [NW], Southwest [SW], Northeast [NE], and Southeast [SE]) and is placed on the waiting list for that quadrant. Based on current funding, two neighborhoods from each quadrant are processed each year.
When a neighborhood reaches the top of the waiting list, a kick-off meeting is scheduled and every resident within the neighborhood boundaries is invited to the meeting. After a presentation of all available traffic calming measures, the costs, advantages and disadvantages, residents vote on how they would like to proceed.
Developing a Traffic Calming Plan
Interested residents from the neighborhood can volunteer to serve on the Traffic Calming Committee and work with their neighbors and the City to develop a traffic calming plan unique to the neighborhood and residents concerns.
Vote of the Neighborhood
When the proposed plan is completed and approved by the City Traffic Engineer, it is put out to a vote of the entire neighborhood. If approved by a simple majority (50% +1 of the returned ballots), the speed hump plan proceeds to construction. If the plan is based on the full program it may be sent for design engineering, a Public Hearing, put out for bid, and City Council approval before it reaches construction stage.
Construction is generally done, between March and October, when daytime temperatures run, between 60 and 90 degrees Fahrenheit, and the pavement is dry.
The City Council has allocated $25,000 to each neighborhood for traffic calming. This funding comes from Measure K, the County's half-cent sales tax, and may only be used for local street and highway projects.
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This City of Stockton web page last reviewed on --- 2/28/2013