City of Pittsburgh Neighborhood Traffic Calming Program
The primary goal of the City of Pittsburgh Neighborhood Traffic Calming Program 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 25 miles per hour
- 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. See below for how to request data collection on your street
- In areas where new development or changing traffic patterns need proactively addressed
- On key pedestrian and bicycle corridors
- In areas around schools or senior centers
- 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.
Then, email the application to email@example.com
Mail the application to:
Department of Mobility and Infrastructure
ATTN: Traffic Calming Program
414 Grant Street
Room 301 City-County Building
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
Once your application is received, DOMI 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 council office to confirm its eligibility for traffic calming. If necessary, community meetings will follow to determine appropriate solutions. Neighbors will be notified before traffic calming elements are installed.
DOMI receives an annual budget to spend on responding to traffic calming projects as identified by this program through the City of Pittsburgh Capital Budget deliverable Neighborhood Traffic Calming. Applications are accepted and evaluations are performed on a rolling basis, but an evaluation does not guarantee that your street will be selected for a traffic calming project, nor can immediate funding for identified projects be guaranteed.