City's neighborhood traffic program cut
Due to general fund budget reductions, the City of
The chief priority of the NTMP was to address cut-through traffic in neighborhoods ? motorists using neighborhood streets to bypass congestion on larger, busier streets. Cut-through traffic may also create speeding, inappropriate truck use and/or higher-than-typical numbers of accidents.
The NTMP used "traffic calming" measures to reduce cut-through traffic. Usually, traffic calming is a combination of physical measures that reduce some of the negative effects of motor vehicle use, modify driver behavior, improve safety and quality of life for the surrounding area, and/or improve conditions for persons walking or bicycling. The elimination of the NTMP includes:
- Six traffic calming construction projects have been cancelled due to the lack of funds to construct these projects and the lack of staff to oversee their construction;
- Approximately 35 existing neighborhood applications for traffic calming assistance will no longer be progressed through the program; and
- The City will no longer be accepting applications from neighborhoods for traffic calming assistance, such as installation of speed humps and speed tables, entry medians, corner and mid-block bump-outs, etc. Previously, the City accepted applications with petitions from concerned neighborhoods and evaluated them on an annual basis to prioritize which neighborhoods to provide traffic calming assistance.
For more information on the Neighborhood Traffic Management Program, including information on cancelled projects and traffic calming FAQs, please visit the NTMP web page at www.springsgov.com/NTMP.