Traffic Calming

Traffic Calming is an approach to traffic management with the objective of reducing volume and/or speed, particularly within residential areas. Traffic calming solutions can range from median islands and speed humps to promote lower speeds, to diverters and street closures to restrict traffic movements.

If you would like your neighborhood considered for traffic calming, contact the Transportation Services Division at (928)777-1130 and describe your concern or traffic problem. Once your request is received and determined to be consistent with the policies and procedures outlined in the City Council adopted Traffic Calming Policy a traffic investigation will be completed. Results of the investigation will then be presented to the Transportation Coordinating Committee (TCC), an advisory committee to the City Council on traffic matters, at one of their monthly meetings.

Traffic Calming Petition
Traffic Calming Policy
Traffic Calming Request Procedure
2010 Street Classification List
Ordinance 4046-116 – adopting the Traffic Calming Policy

CONTACT

  • Engineering
  • Ian Mattingly
  • Traffic Engineer
  • Public Works Building

    433 N Virginia St

  • 928-777-1130

FAQ

  • No, stop signs should be used to control traffic flow, not traffic speed. A stop sign tells drivers and pedestrians who has the right of way. Studies made in many parts of the country show that there is a high incidence of intentional violations where stop signs are installed as “nuisances” or “speed breakers.” While speed is reduced in the immediate vicinity of the “nuisance” stop signs, speeds are actually higher between intersections than they would have been if those signs had not been installed.

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