Neighborhood Traffic Calming
The objective of the Neighborhood Traffic Calming Program (NTCP) is to improve community safety and to preserve and enhance City of Greeley neighborhoods by working with residents and businesses to design and implement solutions to the negative impacts created by automobile traffic on neighborhood streets.
Goals: Enhance neighborhood livability and sense of community by reducing excessive speeding and excessive vehicle volumes on local service streets. Encourage reasonable and responsible driver behavior through education and emphasizing personal responsibility
Throughout the United States, citizens are asking their city traffic engineers to reduce speeding traffic on their local streets. Traffic behavior in neighborhoods affects the safety and quality of life for residents, pedestrians, and bicyclists, as well as drivers. Traffic, especially speeding traffic in neighborhoods, is the number one concern of many residents in Greeley. In the past, speeding problems could not be addressed through typical traffic engineering practices. For this reason, the Neighborhood Traffic Calming Program (NTCP) was created. The NTCP is a cooperative effort between Police, Transportation, and Neighborhood Resources to calm traffic in residential neighborhoods. Together, City staff and residents develop plans specific to their neighborhood, to improve the safety and livability on their local streets. There are many tools available to reduce speeding in residential areas: speed humps, traffic circles, neighborhood speed watches, increased police patrols, camera radar, and the smart trailer. Through education, engineering, and enforcement, the goals of calmer, safer streets are achievable.
Implement traffic calming techniques, which will improve public safety without jeopardizing emergency response needs, creating hazards, or reducing mobility. Modify travel behavior through planning, design, respectful communication, and participation to accurately reflect the City's overall transportation policies and values. Also encourage neighborhood participation through a Neighborhood Speed Watch Program called Traffic Tamers.