Traffic Calming Frequently Asked Questions

  1. What is traffic calming?
  2. How do I request traffic calming for my neighborhood?
  3. Who should I report a problem with a traffic calming device to?
  4. How long does the Traffic Calming Process take?

 

What is traffic calming?

Traffic calming is when engineering methods are used to reduce the speed and/or volumes of traffic using a particular road or roads in an area or neighborhood.

How do I request traffic calming for my neighborhood?

To submit a new traffic calming request, contact the Traffic Calming Coordinator at 337-291-8549. The staff will send an initial packet to you. Fill out the Application for Traffic Calming form within the packet. Choose a steering committee of between 5 and 10 residents within the area you wish to have evaluated. Return the Application to the Traffic and Transportation Department.

An alternative method would be to download the policies and procedures from our website http://www.lafayettela.gov/trafficandtransportation/pages/traffic-calming.aspx, then download a copy of the Application for Traffic Calming form. Fill out the information as described in the above paragraph and send it to the address on the form.

Who should I report a problem with a traffic calming device to?

Call the Traffic Calming Coordinator at 337-291-8549 or the Traffic and Transportation Department at 291-5697.

How long does the Traffic Calming Process take?

Depending on the size of the area being studied, the amount of time residents take to obtain signatures on the various petitions in the process and the availability of funds, it can take as much as 1 year to complete the Traffic Calming process.