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Neighborhood Traffic Calming Program

MV Supports STSMART1 thumbnailThe City of Mill Valley, Department of Public Works, is pleased to introduce the Neighborhood Traffic Calming Program to all its residents and visitors.

What is traffic calming?

The City of Mill Valley defines traffic calming as the management of vehicular travel speeds, traffic volumes, and inappropriate driver behavior on residential streets in order to improve the safety and surroundings of residents, pedestrians, motorists, and students. This is achieved through education, enforcement, and/or engineering measurements. The program begins at a grass-roots level allowing you to take immediate action to address concerns. The City has developed a Neighborhood Traffic Calming Guide as well as a Neighborhood Traffic and Safety Education Kit.

Click here to obtain a copy of the Citizen’s Guide to Traffic Calming and learn more about the program. 

Is your street eligible for the Traffic Calming Program?
All neighborhood streets that are owned and maintained by the City of Mill Valley are eligible for traffic calming. However, arterial roadways such as E. Blithedale Avenue, Camino Alto and Miller Avenue are not eligible. 

How can you implement traffic calming measurements in your neighborhood? 

STEP 1: Request Action

speed unit

Speed Display Unit

STEP 2: Initiate and Engage in a Neighborhood Traffic and Safety Education Program

Crosswalk sign (Level 1)

Crosswalk Sign (Level 1)

Curb extensions (Level 2)

Curb Extension (Level 2)

STEP 3: Evaluation 

  • In consultation with the applicant, City staff will evaluate the effectiveness of the Neighborhood Traffic and Safety Education Program to determine if further traffic calming measurement should be explored.

 Level 1 Engineering Measurements: low cost measurement such as landscaping, pavement markings, and sign installations.

 Level 2 Engineering Measurements: more assertive measurements such as traffic circles and curb extensions.


What if your street does not qualify for the Traffic Calming Program?

Once the City receives a Traffic Action Request Form (TARF), staff will evaluate the request and classify it as a neighborhood traffic calming issue, a maintenance-related issue, or an immediate safety hazard issue. Maintenance and safety hazard issues do not require further steps relating to traffic calming. The Department of Public Works will address these issues separately.


Did you know?

stop distance vs speed

Last updated: 5/2/2013 11:56:51 AM