Neighborhood Traffic Calming Program

The Neighborhood Traffic Calming Program (NTCP) is a set of procedures and guidelines for traffic calming on a citywide basis for individual local and collector streets. This program does not apply to residential arterial streets or to neighborhood-wide projects. A $150,000 annual budget pays for the "spot treatment" traffic calming projects on one or a few local and collector streets. The NTCP helps the City to be more responsive to residents' concerns about traffic problems on residential local and collector streets. Residents who are interested in having a street considered for a traffic calming project should read through the Neighborhood Traffic Calming Program booklet, then submit a request following the instructions in Chapter VI, Step 1.

Last Updated: Jun 20, 2007
Neighborhood Traffic Calming Program (NTCP)
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Neighborhood Traffic Calming Program (NTCP)
The Neighborhood Traffic Calming Program (NTCP) is a set of procedures and guidelines for traffic calming on a citywide basis for individual local and collector streets.
The following pages describe and illustrate physical traffic calming measures that may be used on local and collector streets in Palo Alto.
Revision Date: 6/13/2007
The Neighborhood Traffic Calming Program (NTCP) is a set of procedures and guidelines for traffic calming on a citywide basis for individual local and collector streets.
Revision Date: 7/20/2006
Neighborhood Traffic Calming Program Booklet - Appendix Images
Warning and specialty signs
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Stop signs
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Speed limit signs
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Gateways
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Textured Crosswalks
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Special striping and narrow lanes
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On-street parking
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Bulbouts, chokers and curb extensions
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Median island slow points
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Raised intersections
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Traffic circles
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Serpentine streets and chicanes
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Speed tables and raised crosswalks
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Speed humps
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Slow streets
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Turn prohibition signs
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Diagonal diverters, forced channelization, and median barriers
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One way (half) street closures
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Full Street Closures
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Neighborhood Traffic Calming Program Reports
Transportation Division Staff Report - Additional revisions to the Neighborhood Traffic Calming Program - May 14, 2003
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Transportation Division Staff Report - First review of Neighborhood Traffic Calming Program - June 12, 2002
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City Manager Report 105:01 (Jan 16, 2001) Transmitting planning/transportation commission report to city council
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The Transportation Division has received 21 petitions so far from various neighborhoods in the City. View the status of each of these 21 projects.
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Transportation Division Staff Report - Study session on Elements of the Neighborhood (Spot treatment) Traffic Calming Program - August 14, 2002
Revision Date: 6/13/2007