Can I Get a Speed Hump Installed on My Street?
First of all, speed humps can only be installed on "local" roads, those roads
that have a speed limit of 30 miles per hour or less and carry low volumes of
traffic. In order for a speed hump to be installed, a local street must meet
the criteria listed in Speed
Hump Resolution 2000-98.
While a speed hump can be useful
in slowing traffic on a local street, there are also effects that
some residents find undesirable. You may find the information in Pros
and Cons of Speed Humps informative.
Once the Traffic
Engineering Division receives a written request for a speed hump, a traffic
study is conducted. If the study shows that a street meets the minimum
requirements for traffic volume and speed violation, then the resident
requesting the speed hump would be sent a petition to be circulated among
the residents of the street.
A minimum of 95 percent of
the households in the block where the speed hump is requested must sign
the petition and 80 percent must be in favor of the hump for the street
to be eligible.
The installation costs associated
with speed humps are shared 50/50 with one-half paid by homeowners in the
defined block. The City pays the other half. A fixed cost that includes
the cost of labor and materials to install the speed hump, related signs
and pavement markings is established annually by the City. Current cost
is approximately $1500.
If you would like to begin the
procedure, please complete and submit the online request form at the
PLEASE NOTE: You must live on a
street in order to request a speed hump on that street.