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Neighborhood Traffic Calming

  • Speed bumps and medians manage neighborhood traffic problems. Residents must submit a petition to the City outlining traffic problems. Once a neighborhood traffic calming petition is submitted to the Transportation Division, preliminary traffic data is collected such as volume, speed and number of accidents. The project is then ranked.¬†The City can undertake only one project per year, due to limited funding.

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    • Step 1: Neighborhood residents submit petition to the City outlining traffic problems and concerns.
    • Step 2: Project evaluation ranking; projects are ranked each year; one is chosen per year.
    • Step 3: Community meeting No. 1, in which staff presents process, types of controls, traffic data, takes community input and forms a neighborhood Citizens Traffic Committee.
    • Step 4: Development of alternative plans for a project test, a collaboration between City Transportation staff and the Citizens Traffic Committee.
    • Step 5: Community meeting No. 2, in which City staff and Citizens Traffic Committee present alternatives and recommended project test plan.
    • Step 6: Installation of project test devices on street for one to three months to test and collect data.
    • Step 7: Project test evaluation, a collaboration between City staff and the Citizens Traffic Committee.
    • Step 8: Community meeting No. 3, in which City staff and the Citizens Traffic Committee report test results and seek community input.
    • Step 9: Poll of affected residents, to be conducted by the City.
    • Step 10: Project recommendation to Gresham City Council, conducted by City staff.
    • Step 11: City constructs neighborhood traffic calming project.

    Estimated time for the process is 10 to 12 months.

    Contact us

    For more information contact Jim Gelhar at 503-618-2295 or