Welcome to the City of Calera's traffic calming program. Traffic calming is a term used in Traffic Engineering to encourage safer, more responsible vehicular driving. Traffic calming uses physical design and/or devices on existing streets to improve safety for roadway users, including pedestrians and bicyclists.
The purpose of this policy is to provide an appropriate and consistent treatment for traffic calming requests from a citizen group or HOA. This policy examined other Local, State, and National traffic calming standards to ensure that the guidelines and criteria are fair and equitable. Not every successful request is guaranteed to be constructed or funded and may rely on the number of requests received and available funding in any particular budget year.
These instructions outline the steps in the traffic calming request process. Please read and understand this document before filling out the Request for Traffic Calming form or Petition (Appendix G).