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Neighborhood Traffic Calming
About Traffic Calming
Traffic calming is the sue of physical measures or installation of signage to reduce vehicle speeds, increase street safety, and improve the quality of life. View City Ordinance 98-300.

Petitioning for Street Humps
Citizens can call the city at (334) 615-4474 to find out if traffic calming is allowed on their street. If it is, the City will conduct an engineering study to measure daily vehicles speeds. These studies are typically performed on weekdays during the school year.

The following requirements must be met before a traffic calming petition will be provided to the person initiating the request:
  • Daily vehicle volume at least 200, but no higher than 1,500.
  • The 85% speed (the speed at which 85% of vehicles travel at or below) of 8 miles per hour or greater than the existing posted speed limit.
  • The person requesting the petition must own or rent property adjacent to studied street.
  • The speed limit on request street is posted no higher than 30 miles per hour.

Neighborhood Approval
Once a citizen receives their petition, they must circulate it within the petition area getting 75% of the other residents to agree traffic calming is supported by the neighborhood (including corner lots). Only one adult signature per property and all signatures are final. Ninety days is provided for this step to be completed.

Once completed, please make a copy before you send it to the address on the petition form. Staff will then review and verify the petition. If approved, the city will conduct an engineering analysis to decide the most effective locations for the speed humps.

Charles E. Metzger, P.E.
Assistant Public Works Director

207 Complex Dr.
Suite #1
Dothan, AL 36303

Ph: (334) 615-3810
Fx: (334) 615-4479

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