Through the Traffic Calming Program, the City and residents work together to improve public safety on neighborhood streets. Traffic calming is a method of slowing traffic through physical treatments to streets originally designed primarily for vehicles. The most common examples include speed humps, medians and traffic circles.
The City has a formal process (PDF) for addressing traffic concerns on local streets and any resident can request information about traffic calming for their neighborhood by contacting the Traffic Engineering Division at 467-4360 or by email.
There are numerous traffic calming studies going on concurrently citywide and the amount of time it takes to complete the process varies from neighborhood to neighborhood. Major steps include:
- The kick-off meeting, where residents learn about the program and the options available
- Data collection, which is done by City staff and provided to a study team comprised of neighborhood residents
- Development of a plan to address the traffic issues, which is done by the study team, and
- A neighborhood vote on the elements of the plan
TRAFFIC CALMING VOTE RESULTS
Vote tallies for neighborhood traffic calming ballots are posted for 2 weeks on this page.
|Install one speed hump at or near 23 Burdette Street||94%||6%||Passed|
|Install one speed hump at or near 36 Burdette Street||94%||6%||Passed|
|Install one speed hump at or near 105 Aiken Street||94%||6%||Passed|
|Install one speed hump at or near 5 Mason Street||94%||6%||Passed|
|Install one speed hump between 32 and 36 Traction Street||94%||6%||Passed|
|Install one speed hump at or near 46 Traction Street||94%||6%||Passed|
|Install one landscaped median at or near 14 S Textile Avenue||89%||11%||Passed|
|Install one landscaped median on South Textile Avenue between 6 South Textile Avenue and Burdette Street||100%||0%||Passed|
|Rockwood Drive||7/23/2019||Data delivered to study team on 9/23/2019||Plan being developed|
|Keowee Avenue||1/28/2019||Voting completed on 8/7/19||1 speed hump approved|
|Aberdeen Drive||1/28/2019||Voting completed on 8/7/19||6 speed humps approved|
|Sevier Street||1/28/2019||Voting completed on 8/7/19||4 speed humps approved|
|Burdette Street||10/4/2018||Ballots mailed 1/15/20||6 speed humps and 2 landscape medians approved|
|Lanneau Drive||8/28/2018||Data delivered to study team 12/21/2018||Plan being developed|
|Brookdale Avenue||4/16/2018||Voting completed on 8/19/19||20 speed humps approved|
|Woodland Way||4/12/2018||Voted completed on 1/28/20||4 speed humps approved|
|Dupont Drive||9/18/2017||Data delivered to study team 3/12/2018||Plan being developed|
|West Greenville||6/12/2017||Data delivered to study team 4/17/2018||Plan being developed|
|Bernie Street Extension||1/11/2017||Data delivered to study team 4/24/2017||Plan being developed|
|Ben Street||3/3/2016||Data delivered to study team 3/21/2016||Plan being developed|
|Frank Street||6/2/2015||Voting completed on 12/20/19||7 speed humps approved|
|Pinckney Street||6/2/2015||Voting completed on 12/20/19||3 speed humps approved|
A landscape median is a raised landscaped island located along the center-line of a street that narrows the adjacent travel lanes.
Placed at the entrance of a neighborhood, the median can serve as both a gateway into the neighborhood and a way to slow down traffic.
Traffic circles are raised islands, placed in intersections, around which traffic circulates. Circles are used for calming intersections where large vehicle traffic is not a major concern but speed, volume, and safety are problems.
Speed humps are rounded raised areas of asphalt placed across the roadway. A speed hump provides the most aggressive form of traffic calming and is beneficial in locations where low speeds are desired.
(parabolic / full or split)
|Circles with or
without outer rings
(Permanent / Occasional)
||General Use Signs
||Chicanes ("S" Shapes)
Controls / Tricks
|Narrowing / Neckdowns
|Adjacent Landscaping / Streetscapes