Neighborhood Traffic Calming Program

What is Traffic Calming?

Traffic calming is a procedure designed to improve quality of life and increase safety for pedestrians and bicyclists by reducing motor vehicle speeds and/or volumes.

The traffic calming toolbox includes a wide range of measures. This includes informational measures, such as education and signage. It also includes physical measures, such as speed humps and curb extensions.
  
How Was the Neighborhood Traffic Program Developed?
The City has had a Neighborhood Traffic Calming Program as far back as 2005. The City has updated the Program twice, first in November 2011 and more recently in February 2015. Each update is designed to improve program effectiveness and efficiency.
 
How Can My Neighborhood Apply for Traffic Calming?
Information regarding the Neighborhood Traffic Calming Program is available in the Program Handbook. For more information about the Program or to submit an application, contact Jeff Sikes, 703-248-5296 (TTY 711).

Active and Pending Cases
City staff often has more requests for traffic calming then it can handle. In order to ensure cases are handled in a reasonable amount of time, the Program limits the number of active cases to two at a time. Additional requests are placed in queue according to need (defined in the Program). Below is a list of active and pending cases. This information last updated September 8, 2015.

Active Cases Request Received Resolution Expected By
Parker Avenue & Kent Street February 2013 October 2015
Pennsylvania Avenue June 2013 Spring 2016
Pending Cases Status Priority
N. Cherry Street

Petition Distributed to Neighborhood March 12, 2015.

Petition Completed by Neighborhood April 28, 2015.

Data Collected June 2015.

Case priority assessed per program guidelines Sept. 2015

Medium
Little Falls Street

Petition Distributed to Neighborhood March 30, 2015.

Petition completed by neighborhood in July 2015

Data Collected June 2015

Case priority assessed per program guidelines Sept. 2015

Medium
S. Spring Street Petition Distributed to Neighborhood April 9, 2015. To Be Determined
N. Maple Avenue

Petition Distributed to Neighborhood April 27, 2015.

Petition Completed by Neighborhood May 27, 2015

Data collected June 2015

Case priority under review September 2015

To Be Determined
Grove Avenue

Petition Distributed to Neighborhood May 20, 2015.

Petition completed by neighborhood August 12, 2015

Data to be collected in the fall 2015

To Be Determined
Great Falls Street

Petition Distributed to Neighborhood July 13, 2015.

Petition completed by neighborhood August 19, 2015

Data to be collected in the fall 2015

To Be Determined
S. West Street

Petition Distributed to Neighborhood June 19, 2015

Petition Completed by Neighborhood July 8, 2015

Data Collection/Processing Expected after on-going construction project

To Be Determined