Kimley-Horn and Associates, Inc. conducted the Westside Neighborhood Traffic Calming Study to assess traffic conditions within the westside neighborhood in order to determine if improvements are necessary to reduce negative effects of traffic, alter driver behavior, and improve safety. The study area was generally bounded by N. Andrews Avenue to the east, NW 9th Terrace to the west, NW 30th Court to the north, and the south fork of the Middle River to the south. The objective of the study was to determine appropriate traffic calming treatments to enhance the quality of life of neighborhood residents and to determine if improvements are necessary to reduce negative effects of traffic, alter driver behavior, and improve safety. The Study presents input from the neighborhood stakeholders, City staff, field observations, traffic volume data, vehicle speed data, and analysis of existing traffic conditions including livability, speed, an analysis of historic crime date, and cut-through analyses, and a proposed improvement plan.
The Westside Neighborhood Traffic Calming Study was prepared based on the analysis of data, field observations and concerns raised by residents and stakeholders. Potential traffic calming strategies proposed include:
1. Traffic Calming Treatments
2. Speed Tables
3. Raised Intersections
4. Textured Pavement/Brick Pavers
5. Neighborhood Gateway Features/Signage
6. A proposed traffic calming improvement plan.
7. Trimming hedges, installation of convex mirrors at obscured corners, and replacement of standard stop signs with flashing LED stop signs that have a higher number of citations.
8. Lighting study is recommended to identify additional lighting improvements to discourage crime.
The City Commission accepted the Study at the January 10, 2023 City Commission with Resolution No. 2023-001. City staff have discussed the findings of the Westside Neighborhood Traffic Calming Study with the Westside Neighborhood Association. The study results were presented by Kimley-Horn and Associates Inc. to residents at two (2) workshops on January 30, 2023.