After completing just four major traffic-calming projects in five years, Raleigh officials are trying to find more opportunities.
The city will install features to discourage speeding on residential streets, from jutted-out curbs and green medians to speed humps and enhanced pedestrian crossings.
But neighbors must express support before any changes are made.
That’s what happened for eight neighborhood streets that will get traffic-calming measures this summer. Here is a look at how the program works.
List of approved projects
Two more in the works
The city has completed draft designs for two major traffic calming projects. A design review with public input is planned for the June 5 evening City Council meeting.
How does it work?
The city requires petitions as a way to demonstrate support. Residents, not city staffers, must go door-to-door to collect signatures. And neighborhoods must get least three-fourths of homeowners along a route to agree.
The city would like to tackle as many as 13 projects per year, including three involving major renovations and eight to 10 that bring minor changes such as speed humps.
Want to suggest a project?
Contact city coordinator Thomas Fiorello at 919-996-4066 or firstname.lastname@example.org.