Neighborhood Traffic Calming
When traffic problems on neighborhood streets become a daily occurrence, families feel threatened. To ensure people feel safe in their neighborhoods, Bellevue established the Neighborhood Traffic Calming program. With a range of remedies, from portable radar displays to traffic circles to increased police traffic patrols, the city reduces cut-through traffic, speeding, overflow parking and other traffic-related ills.
The Neighborhood Traffic Calming Program takes a phased approach. During the first year, Phase I, the city focuses on changing driver behavior through education and enforcement measures. Most often, these first-year measures are effective in addressing traffic concerns. However, if they are not, Phase II begins, and physical treatments such as speed humps and traffic circles are considered.
Neighborhood Traffic Calming video
Pedbee Safety Song (sing-along for kids)
Pedestrian safety workbook