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 Paul Stoddard, 703-248-5041 (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. 

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

Petition Distributed to Neighborhood March 12, 2015.

Petition Completed by Neighborhood April 28, 2015.

Staff scheduling data collection.

To Be Determined
Little Falls Street

Petition Distributed to Neighborhood March 27, 2015.

To Be Determined
S. Spring Street Petition Distributed to Neighborhood April 9, 2015. To Be Determined
N. Maple Avenue Petition Distributed to Neighborhood April 27, 2015. To Be Determined
Grove Avenue

Expected petition distribution to neighborhood week of May 25, 2015.

To Be Determined
Great Falls Street

Phone call scheduled with neighborhood rep for May 28, 2015 to start petition process.

To Be Determined
S. West Street Phone call scheduled with neighborhood rep for June 1, 2015 to start petition process. To Be Determined