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The City is committed to maintaining and/or improving our neighborhoods by intervening when automobile traffic on our public roads affects the quality of life of residents.
Residents can contact the Neighborhood Traffic Management Program to help them achieve their goal of promoting safe public streets.
Neighborhood Traffic Management Objectives
- Provide the highest level of quality of life in our residential neighborhoods
- Make sure our streets are safe for all modes of transportation like cars, pedestrians, cyclists and public transit.
- Working towards a goal of all cars traveling the speed limit on our residential streets
When a resident contacts NTMP, we begin the process by assessing the street to determine if a problem exists and the extent of a problem in that area. Our assessment will answer questions such as: how many cars are using the street, how fast the majority of cars are traveling and what potential conflicts with pedestrians exist.
To report a traffic management issue in your neighborhood or to submit a completed application, contact the Neighborhood Traffic Management Program or call 919-996-4066.
Neighborhood Traffic Management Program Application
Speed limit reductions
The first strategy to improve the quality of life along your neighborhood street is to reduce the speed limit.
Staff will assess your street to see how many cars use the street daily to determine if the speed limit can be lowered to 30mph or 25mph.
Streets with less than 4,000 vehicles per day will be lowered to 25mph and streets with more than 4,000 vehicles per day will be lowered to 30mph.
The resident who initially contacts city staff initiates a voting process for all properties along the street. City staff will generate and send ballots to all properties that have property abutting the street requesting the speed limit reduction, not just those with an address on the street itself. Of the residents along the street who choose to participate, a majority of 50% + 1 must be in favor of reducing the speed limit. Once the voting period is over, staff will present the request to City Council
If approved, the new speed limit will be posted along the street within seven days.
Click here to vote and receive updates on the speed limit reduction.
Multi-Way Shutdown Control Assessments
The Neighborhood Traffic Management Program can examine any intersection in the City of Raleigh to see if adding a multi-lane stop will increase intersection safety. Multiway stops take the form of three or four way stops.
During our assessment, staff will review nationally recognized safety criteria to help determine if an intersection is appropriate for a multi-lane stop. The criteria we look at include:
- Traffic volumes (cars, bicycles and pedestrians) entering the intersection at each approach;
- The number of accidents that have occurred in the last year at the intersection; and,
- The sight distance for each approach to the intersection
After reviewing the information gathered from the above criteria, we will make our recommendation. If it is determined that adding stop signs will increase intersection safety, staff will present to City Council. Once approved, the signs will be in place within seven days.
Stop sign requests are regularly requested by residents in hopes of reducing the speed of cars on the street. Although speeds immediately surrounding an intersection may be reduced, the stop sign may increase a driver’s speed along the rest of the street, compounding an existing problem. Each street is unique, and the staff will review all of the potential options available and make a recommendation that will best meet the needs of your unique situation.
If you would like to read the multi-lane stopping standards adopted by the Federal Highway Administration, please use the link below to read the policy standards.
Federal Highway Administration Multi-Lane Stopping Standards
Request a traffic calming project
When there is a problem with constant speeding along a street, the neighborhood may consider a traffic calming project.
Request a traffic calming project
The Traffic Calming Project Process
The City of Raleigh attempts as many traffic calming projects per cycle as possible. Staff will typically work with the top 10-20 neighborhoods from the Council-approved list of streets for project coordination.
Step-by-step traffic calming project
Traffic and parking regulations schedule
To view the current traffic and parking rules, please use the link below.
Traffic and parking regulations