Traffic Calming Program


The City of Fairway's Traffic Calming Program reflects the City's commitment to the safety and livability of its residential neighborhoods. This policy was developed through a joint endeavor by two city departments: Public Works, and Police. Under this policy, the Public Works Department will work with the Police Department and residents in a unique, cooperative and comprehensive effort to identify traffic problems in their neighborhoods and seek appropriate solutions. Citizen participation is encouraged, as it is an important part of all traffic safety programs. Experience in other cities has shown that traffic safety related initiatives that are implemented without involving the neighborhood are frequently unsuccessful.

The purpose of the Traffic Calming Program is to address neighborhood traffic concerns on residential streets. The goal is NOT traffic displacement onto other residential streets. The goal of the Traffic Calming Program is to promote safe and livable neighborhoods by reducing the negative impact of traffic in residential areas though education, enforcement, and engineering. Although "livable" in terms of a neighborhood does not have a precise definition, a livable neighborhood can be described as having the following characteristics:

  • Ability to feel safe and secure when using the street.
  • Opportunity to interact with neighbors.
  • Ability to experience a sense of home and privacy.
  • A sense of community identification.
  • Attractive streets. 

The complete Traffic Calming Program Policy.

The FAQ about the Policy

If you would like to fill out a traffic calming request please use this form Traffic Calming Request Form.

All documents are available here, online or at Fairway City Hall.