Traffic Concerns

What You Can Do About Traffic Concerns

  1. Report incidents or concerns to DMNA Transportation Committee by contacting the committee chair. Try to support your perceptions with some careful observations. If you need advice on gathering information, be sure to ask. The Transportation Committee will always refer what you report to us to the City's Traffic Engineering Dept. Don't expect immediate, dramatic change, as the city's staff, funds, and time are limited. However, there's quite a bit that can be done. Much of it depends on your willingness to put some energy into the problem.
  2. Urge neighbors who share your perception of the problem to report it too, and to help you. They can also provide a reality check on seriousness of the problem.
  3. You and your neighbors can do some education of the drivers, using the following tools which the Transportation Committee has and will advise you about:

    Small actions include:

    • Slow down signs
    • Drive 25 Pace Car sign to mount on your car
    • Radar speed boards from city
    • Educational handout for your neighbors
  4. You can also directly request police enforcement help as a citizen. However, you are likely to do better if you work through the DMNA Transportation Committee.
  5. If the Transportation Committee has the volunteer power, we will work with you too in a joint effort. Every year we take to the neighborhood streets to educate drivers, pedestrians and bicyclists. We helped to start the citywide Walk Your Child to School/Walkable Neighborhoods events which have involved many schools, neighborhoods and police departments in the last couple of years.
  6. You and your neighbors are warmly welcomed by the Transportation Committee. Join us and learn more about-and help to solve--transportation problems in our neighborhood. You'll get to know some great folks as well! Just call or email the committee chair.
  7. For serious and widespread problems, the committee will consider the appropriateness of requesting city studies, exploring the feasibility of using physical changes to the street, called Traffic Calming, to control speeds.