A customized Neighborhood Traffic Assessment will be developed for each neighborhood participating in the Neighborhood Traffic Management Program. Mitigation recommendations based on initial traffic studies and are made up of education, encouragement, enforcement and engineering tools to address the traffic concerns of the neighborhood.
Traffic Improvement Projects
Staff's analysis of the existing traffic conditions may qualify a neighborhood for a Traffic Improvement Project. Creating a Traffic Improvement Plan takes time and neighborhood support, and can be costly; therefore the City typically completes one Traffic Improvement Project every one to two years. Neighborhoods wait on a queue and are addressed on a first-come-first-serve basis.
Because a Traffic Improvement Project can have an effect on the entire neighborhood, the neighbors must vote to approve the plan before it can be presented to the City Council. A vote will be considered successful when a minimum of 51% of the study area’s households complete and return the ballot and 67% of the returned ballots support the plan. Upon City Council's approval and availability of funding, the project will be implemented and monitored.
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Completed Neighborhood Traffic Assessments
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How does the City determine installation of different colored curb?
Curb markings serve a variety of purposes in the City of San Luis Obispo and other cities.
Red curb indicates no stopping, standing or parking at any time, whether the vehicle is attended or unattended. Red curb is typically found at bus stops, near schools, or fire lanes where parking is prohibited to keep motorist from creating a burden. The City Traffic Operations Manager will determine the final location and length for the installation of red curb.
Yellow curb indicates stopping only for the purpose of loading or unloading passengers or material. The City Traffic Operations Manager is the authority in determining the location of loading zones. Yellow curb is typically found near schools or businesses that experience a high volume of deliveries throughout a day.
Green curb markings indicate no stopping or parking for a period longer than what is posted. Locations are reviewed on a case-by-case basis and approved by the City Traffic Operations Manager. Transportation staff will work closely with establishments where transactions are short-term in nature to assure accommodations are made for all businesses and motorist affected by this type of request. Green curbs on public streets are for public use and are not reserved parking for particular people or businesses.
Someone in our neighborhood has left a basketball hoop on the street creating parking restrictions. What can be done about this?If a basketball hoop is in the public right-of-way, it becomes a safety hazard and is in violation of the City of San Luis Obispo Municipal Code 12.04.020. Feel free to contact the Traffic Hotline at (805) 781-7597 to report a basketball hoop on a City street or sidewalk.
What is the small bicycle symbol in the traffic lane at a signalized intersection?
This bicycle symbol in the center of the traffic lane is a loop detector for bicycles. When a bicycle is position above this symbol it will trigger the traffic signal using an induction “loop” buried in the street pavement. This will “trip” the traffic signal to give a green to the bicyclists.
Please remember that bicyclists must abide by the California Vehicle Code and are required to obey all traffic signs and signals.