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Process for Developing a Traffic Plan

Stage 1: Problem Identification

  • Notification of intent to discuss traffic issues
Encourage participation in discussions of neighborhood traffic related issues/concerns
  • General neighborhood meeting to discuss traffic issues
Highlight traffic problems and areas of concern. Gain approval to form a Neighborhood Traffic Committee.
  • Traffic Committee meetings
Bring concerns to the forefront; develop preliminary plans
work with City staff and other agencies as necessary
  • Petition Circulated on impacted streets
Obtain a 2/3 consensus on the specific street(s) for development of a Traffic Plan.
  • City conducts traffic counts
Verify traffic concerns and severity of concerns on the identified streets.


Stage 2: Traffic Plan Development

  • First neighborhood input meeting
Review and discuss preliminary design.
Record requested amendments/additions.
  • Return to Traffic Committee (If Required)
Adjust Traffic Plan for required amendments/additions.
  • Second neighborhood input meeting
Review and discuss preliminary design.
Record requested amendments/additions.
  • Return to Traffic Committee (If Required)
Adjust Traffic Plan for required amendments/additions.
  • Public Utilities Review
Solicit comments from various city departments and outside agencies on proposed Traffic Plan.


Stage 3: Finalize Traffic Plan

  • Final Neighborhood Vote Meeting
Obtain consensus on final Traffic Plan of 50 % + 1 of the recorded ballots, allowing one vote per resident.
  • City Council Approval
Approval needed ONLY if installations are on collector/arterial roads or if Traffic Plan is appealed.
  • Notification of Vote Results
Neighborhood Association to report results of voting.


Stage 4: Implementation

  • Prepare Budget for Traffic Plan
Determine allocations of funds and construction schedule.
  • Design Traffic Plan
Engineering Services prepares design of approved conceptual Traffic Plan.
  • Prepare Contract Drawings / Specifications
Detailed construction drawings are prepared and construction specifications are finalized.
  • Construction of Traffic Plan
City or contracted forces construct Traffic Plan.
City staff ensures original objectives.
  • Monitor Completed Traffic Plan
City staff will conduct follow-up data collection to ensure the Traffic Plan is functioning according to the original goals.

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