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File #: 18-1804    Version: Name: 11/19/18 - Traffic Calming Program Update (Revised)
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 11/19/2018 In control: City Council
On agenda: 11/19/2018 Final action: 11/19/2018
Enactment date: 11/19/2018 Enactment #: R-18-460
Title: Resolution to Adopt an Updated Traffic Calming Program
Attachments: 1. Traffic Calming Program Update - Process Overview_UPDATED.pdf
Resolution to Adopt an Updated Traffic Calming Program
The City of Ann Arbor Traffic Calming Program began in December 1999 and has been updated over the past twenty years. Traffic calming is intended to reduce the negative effects of motor vehicle use, alter driver behavior, and improve conditions for non-motorized street users. The City's resident request-based Traffic Calming Program allows City staff to partner with the community to create a safer environment for motorists, bicyclists, and pedestrians of all ages and abilities on local streets.

The updated Traffic Calming Program (the "Program") outlined in the attached resolution will replace the existing Traffic Calming Program for local streets. The intent of the Program update is to incorporate feedback from residents, City Council, the Transportation Commission and staff to bring it in line with contemporary best practices in traffic calming and public engagement.

The updated Program includes four focus areas: an updated process overview (Attachment A); updated public engagement process and program objectives (Attachment B); updated qualification criteria (Attachment C); and updated toolbox of devices (Attachment D).

The updated Program was developed after careful consideration of several factors, including: industry best practices, staff observations, past project area feedback, and peer community review. Additionally, consideration was given to the 2016 Report to City Council on Traffic Calming as well as the 2018 Speed Reduction Committee Recommendations. Community Input was also sought online through an A2 Open City Hall survey as well as an open house held on June 20, 2018 at City Hall.

The public comments from the open house and A2 Open City Hall topic are available on the Traffic Calming website (

Staff worked closely with the Transportation Commission's Traffic Calming Task Force over four meetings in July and August to finalize th...

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