Neighborhood Traffic Management
At their July meeting, the City Council adopted the Neighborhood Traffic Management Program (NTMP). The NTMP is an important policy document which provides a comprehensive, thoughtful, and systematic program to address neighborhood traffic concerns, improve pedestrian and bicycle safety, and maintain the scenic and quiet rural character of Atherton neighborhoods. It is a community-based approach to reduce vehicle speeds and improve the behaviors of drivers to “calm” traffic in residential neighborhoods.
This NTMP provides a framework for the selection, application, and implementation of traffic calming improvement measures in the Town of Atherton.
The NTMP process is initiated by a request from a resident to resolve a speeding and/or traffic problem in their neighborhood. The requestor must complete a Neighborhood Action Request Form (NARF), describing the problem, its location and suggested improvement to remedy the problem. A Getting Started Packet provides a summary of the NTMP, a description of neighborhood traffic management devices, and the Neighborhood Action Request Form.
A NTMP Community Workshop is scheduled for Tuesday, October 25th at 6pm at the Town Council Chambers for residents interested in learning more about the new neighborhood traffic program and how to initiate traffic calming elements on their streets.
To visit the NTMP website click here.
For More Information Contact
Atherton Town Engineer