Traffic Calming (October 2014 update)

In 2013, for both the North Lamar and the Georgian Acres neighborhood planning areas, the neighborhood team identified traffic calming as the top priority for the city’s capital budget. We have the following streets in various stages of the analysis, ranking and installation process:

  • 13A-0025 Grady, Motheral to Brownie
    Funded! Thanks, David! Grady is an emergency services route, so the traffic calming will not include speed humps or other “vertical deflection devices”. Instead, there will landscaping, rain gardens, and structures to make the route feel more closed in. The city anticipates construction next spring. In the meantime, slow down, people!
  • 12B-0012 Georgian Dr, Home Pl to Wonsley
    Georgian scored 123 points, and is #3 in the rankings to be funded. To meet the city requirements, Dottie, Julian and other neighborhood team members had to contact over 300 residences and other property owners. Special thanks to all the friends, neighbors and children who pitched in. We can keep adding petition signatures to move Georgian’s ranking higher. If you live or own property on Georgian, or on one of the streets which can only be accessed via Georgian, and haven’t yet signed the petition, contact Dottie or LisaH.
  • 14A-0012 W Elliott
    Elliott scored 94 points, and ranked #11 for funding. Great job, Brooke and Julia!
  • 13B-0073 W Longspur, Plover to Oriole
    Thanks, Alice! This road scored 92 points, which is #13 for funding. It should go a little higher when the IDEA school and additional Brownie parkland is added.
  • 13B-0022 Beaver, North Lamar to Georgian
    Thanks, Jeremy! Beaver scored 83 points, and is ranked #27.
  • 14A-0036 North Creek
    North Creek also scored 83 points, and is ranked #28.
  • 12B-0004 Applegate, North Lamar to Brownie
    Good work, Mona! Applegate scored 82 points, ranking it #30.
  • 13A-0050 Wonsley, Purnell to Gessner
    Contact LisaH if you live or own property on Wonsley west of Gessner, and haven’t signed the petition yet.
  • 14A-0008 East Dr
    East Dr. is eligible for traffic calming, with the installation of road humps. Neighbors are still discussing how they want to move forward. Contact Beverly for more information.
  • 14A-0023 Diamondback
    The traffic speed and volume was measured in March 2014, and hoo boy, is it eligible. Thanks, Angelica, for getting this one started, before you moved out of the neighborhood, and Aggie, for stepping in temporarily. To meet the city’s requirements, we need a point of contact who owns property or lives on this dangerous stretch of Diamondback, where so many children live. Contact LisaH for more info.
  • 14B-0023 Oriole
    The city hasn’t measured the speeding yet for Oriole.
  • E Powell
    To meet the city’s requirements, we need a point of contact who owns property or lives on Powell between the new park and Georgian. Contact LisaH for more info.
  • Deen
    To meet the city’s requirements, we need a point of contact who owns property or lives on Deen. Contact LisaH for more info.
  • 13A-0049 Purnell, 183 to Wonsley
    Did not meet speeding criteria. There are roughly 1000 cars per day, but the 85th percentile speeds were only 26.5 & 29, with a 30mph limit.

Complete information about the city’s Local Area Traffic Management (traffic calming) program

Neighborhood Plan Recommendation 79: Conduct a traffic-calming study to determine possible design changes to the street network to facilitate traffic flow and reduce hazards throughout the neighborhood. If warranted, implement the recommendation(s) from the traffic-calming study.


About nlct

The North Lamar/Georgian Acres neighborhood is a diverse and connected mixed-use area bounded by 183, North Lamar, Braker, and I-35. The "North Lamar/Georgian Acres contact team" (NLCT) works to achieve our vision of a safe healthy neighborhood for residents, property owners, and businesses.
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3 Responses to Traffic Calming (October 2014 update)

  1. Lyn says:

    Thanks for the update! I appreciate the work by all the folks involved.

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