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  • Preferential Parking Districts

    Preferential Parking Districts are established to alleviate certain parking problems in residential areas. These districts limit the length of time vehicles may be parked on-street, unless a valid permit is displayed. To learn more about preferential parking districts and whether or not your neighborhood qualifies, view PDF.

  • Speed Limits

    Many people believe that lowering a speed limit is an easy way to stop speeding, this isn’t always the case. Speed limits are established based on analysis of roadway conditions, collision records and a sampling of prevailing speed of traffic. To learn more about speed limit guidelines, view PDF.

  • Traffic Calming

    Traffic calming is a term used to describe methods for slowing down traffic. Some examples include building a traffic circle, adding a median, or extending curbs into the street. For more information relating to traffic calming, view PDF.

  • Stop Signs

    Most people think that stop signs help slow down speeders, however it commonly has the opposite effect, as motorists speed up to make up for “lost” time. Like traffic signals, stop signs help motorists decide who has the right-of-way at an intersection. View PDF to find more information on stop signs.

  • Traffic Signals

    Traffic signals regulate traffic by alternating the right-of-way to vehicles, bicycles, and pedestrians that are going in different directions through an intersection. Traffic signals cost a lot more than most people think and can lead to a lot of problems when unnecessarily installed. For more details on traffic signals and how the City determines whether one is justified or not, view PDF.


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