Requests regarding neighborhood traffic concerns such as speeding, high traffic volumes, and pedestrian and bicycle issues can be numerous from residents across the City. The problem is how to place these requests in context - which ones have priority and which ones represent "normal" traffic conditions on residential streets. The criteria for when a street qualifies for the evaluation of neighborhood traffic management measures are based on thresholds for which research shows a majority of residents would likely agree that there is a problem. The NTMP process involves well-defined approval metrics and procedures, as well as, active neighborhood participation to evaluate neighborhood traffic concerns in an efficient, fair, and timely manner. Neighborhood stakeholders include homeowners, residents, business owners and other property owners. A successful NTMP process will include a submission of NTMP request petition(s), preliminary evaluation, project prioritization, neighborhood meeting(s), engineering analyses, and neighborhood consensus to implement traffic management solutions that are uniquely tailored to each neighborhood.
Some key NTMP approval metrics and steps are described below and shown on the NTMP flow chart in Appendix B2 of the NTMP. After evaluation of the initial traffic request, staff will lead residents through the NTMP process if determined to be necessary. See Sections 2 and 3 of the NTMP Report for additional information.