The City is pleased to provide residents a “tool box” for addressing traffic concerns on residential streets. The Neighborhood Traffic Management Program (NTMP) provides a way for residents to request traffic calming measures in their neighborhood. The NTMP guidelines are straightforward and ensure a process that is inclusive and builds consensus among neighbors and businesses on the best way to handle unsafe traffic.
Not just Speed Bumps
There are a variety of traffic calming devices that can be used as part of a NTMP:
- Non-Physical Devises - Lane striping and speed legends
- Vertical Devices – Speed humps
- Narrowing Devices – Center island narrowing
- Horizontal Devices – Traffic circles, roundabouts
If a neighborhood applies for traffic calming and it is deemed appropriate for the location, the City, with input from residents, will come up with the best combination of traffic calming options to use and put them in place.
This process allows residents to work with City staff to study a particular traffic issue, identify potential solutions, and develop neighborhood consensus on desired measures.
How Do I Get A Program Going in My Neighborhood?
The NTMP Request Form includes the following information:
- What type of traffic-related issue is occurring (i.e. speeding, collisions excessive volumes, etc.)
- What street(s) and/or intersection(s) are affected
- When the problem occurs (i.e. time of day)
- Get signatures of support from ten(10) separate households in the impacted area.
- Name, address, and contact information of residents who sign the petition is required along with the signatures
- Submit the petition to City Staff for assessment. The petition can be mailed to Ben Chan, 2729 Prospect Park Drive, Rancho Cordova, CA 95670 or emailed at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Once the City receives the petition, a ranking system consisting of points and other pertinent information such as traffic speeds and volumes, existing collision data and distance from schools is applied to each request.
Each street will be scored and the street with the higher score will be ranked amongst scores from other petitions.
Neighborhood Traffic Safety Committee
A Neighborhood Traffic Safety (NTS) Committee will be gathered to review and prioritize the ranked requests. The NTS consist of three residents and a representative from both the Rancho Cordova Police Department and Sacramento Metropolitan Fire District.
Staff will then identify devices to treat the specific traffic issues. Different levels of devices may be appropriate for different traffic concerns. Level 1 devices are non-physical measures such as signs and marking, striping, speed enforcement and radar trailers. Level 2 devices are narrowing measures such as bulb outs and center islands, horizontal measures such as traffic circle and vertical measures such as speed humps.
Ballots will be distributed to all residents, property owners and businesses within the affected area to determine level of support for the proposed plan. A minimum of 25% of all ballots must be returned with a 67% in favor of the plan for implementation.
If the plan receives the needed support it will go to the City Council for approval and appropriation of funds.
If you have any questions or comments about the Neighborhood Traffic Management Program (NTMP), please feel free to contact Ben Chan by email at email@example.com or by phone at 916-851-8873.