Neighborhood Traffic Calming Program
The primary goal of the Neighborhood Traffic Calming Program is to improve the quality of life in residential areas by increasing the safety and comfort of residents and people travelling through the neighborhood by all modes. This is accomplished by reducing excessive motorist speeds on residential neighborhood streets.
To be considered for the Neighborhood Traffic Calming Program, a street must:
- Be owned by the City of Pittsburgh
- Have a maximum of two travel lanes
- Have a speed limit of 30 miles per hour or less
- Have minimum vehicle volumes of 1000 vehicles per day
The City has a limited budget to spend on traffic calming projects each year. Therefore, traffic calming projects will be prioritized:
- On streets with speeding issues documented by DOMI
- In areas where new development or changing traffic patterns need to be addressed proactively
- On key pedestrian and bicycle corridors
- In areas around schools, senior centers, or parks
- Where a neighborhood plan makes recommendations for traffic calming
Request Traffic Calming
To request that your street be considered for traffic calming, first collect signatures from property owners on your street stating they are in support of a potential project. You can download and print the application for traffic calming and petition.
You can email the completed application to firstname.lastname@example.org
or mail a hard copy to:
Department of Mobility and Infrastructure
ATTN: Traffic Calming Program
414 Grant Street
Room 301 City-County Building
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. Once DOMI receives your application, staff will collect data about traffic speeds and volumes on your street. If speeds are found to be excessive, we will contact you and your City Councilperson’s office to confirm the street’s eligibility for traffic calming. Please note that DOMI does not guarantee that your street will be selected for a traffic calming project even if it meets the eligibility criteria. DOMI receives limited funding for traffic calming projects through the City’s Capital Budget, so the department can only install so many projects each year.
If your street is selected for a traffic calming project, staff will convene community meetings to determine appropriate solutions. Neighbors will be notified before traffic calming elements are installed.
If you have any further questions about the Neighborhood Traffic Calming Program, please email us at email@example.com.
View Traffic Calming Data
To look at data collected on neighborhood traffic calming projects, go to https://pittsburghpa.gov/domi/traffic-calming-data. Here you will find vehicle volume and speed data collected by DOMI during the application process, as well as data recorded after traffic calming projects have been installed.