Traffic Calming

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What is Traffic Calming?

The Institute of Transportation Engineers defines Traffic Calming as, “changes in street alignment, installation of barriers, and other physical measures to reduce traffic speeds and/or cut-through volumes, in the interest of street safety, livability, and other public purposes.”

The City of Albany has developed a Traffic Calming Program that provides neighborhood residents an opportunity to present a concern with respect to traffic volumes and speeds on neighborhood streets and a formal method to study and evaluate, design and install measures to mitigate these concerns.

How do I get a Traffic Calming in my neighborhood?

The first step is to download the City of Albany’s Traffic Calming Policy in PDF format. The policy manual includes the general standards, program elements, petition, and a flowchart of the program process.

The second step is to contact the Traffic Engineering Division of the City’s Engineering Department in writing with a detailed description of the traffic problem. This includes the name of the neighborhood, street involved, particular days of the week or times of day when the problem is worst, and your contact information including name, phone number(s), and address.

Direct your request by mail to:

Traffic Calming
Engineering Department
PO Box 447
Albany, GA 31702

Upon receipt of a concern, the Traffic Engineering Division will begin the process of initiating a traffic study. Most basic traffic studies can be completed with 30-45 days. Upon completion of the study, a Traffic Engineering staff member will contact the neighborhood resident to discuss the study analysis and proposed solution(s).

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