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The Neighborhood Traffic Management Program was created to maintain and improve the quality of life in San Luis Obispo's residential areas.

Neighborhood Traffic Management Program Information

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Current Neighborhood Traffic Management Projects

The Pismo/Buchon NTM is one of the largest and most complex NTM programs that the City has undertaken. In 2005 residents requested that the City address traffic issues in the neighborhood. After a vote on a neighborhood parking district and addressing parking issues at the Mitchell Park/Senior Center, the City worked with residents of the neighborhood to develop an Action Plan to address area traffic concerns. Over the course of 2008 and 2009 a number of traffic studies were performed to help identify the traffic concerns in the neighborhood. In November 2009 and April 2010 the neighborhood voted on a draft Action Plan.

Based on the voting results the neighborhood supported several traffic calming projects including: modifying the striping on Johnson and installing speed feedback signs, installing bulbouts and a raised crosswalk at the intersection of Pismo/Toro along with a series of speed humps and a speed hump on Islay Street. Neighborhood representatives had also requested access closures along Johnson at the intersections of Pismo and Buchon, ultimately these closures were not supported by the neighborhood.

The City Council approved an Action Plan for the neighborhood in June 2010. The Action Plan will be installed in two phases. Phase 1 includes the speed humps on Pismo and Islay Streets, construction is anticipated in December. Phase 2 which includes the striping changes, concrete bulbouts and raised crosswalks is currently in the design phase with construction anticipated in February 2011.

Pismo & Buchon Neighborhood Traffic Management Plan


Neighborhood Traffic Management Projects Under Review

Two neighborhoods are actively pursuing the preparation of an NTM Action Plan for their neighborhoods. These neighborhoods have submitted petitions to the City and include Fixlini Street, and Chorro Street between Broad and Buchon.

Completed Neighborhood Traffic Management Projects





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