Traffic Calming Solutions
First Phase Solutions
The posting of appropriate traffic control signs within the neighborhood. These include speed limit, dead end, no outlet, school signs, etc.
Continued use of the portable radar trailer deployed by the Henrico County Division of Police. The trailer shows drivers their actually speed versus the posted speed limit and encourages their compliance.
Continuing enforcement by the Henrico County Division of Police.
The trimming and removal of brush by homeowners or the County to allow for better sight distance.
Increased Speeding Fines
Increased fines of an additional $200 for speeding on select streets within neighborhoods. This will require 75% of the residents on the proposed street, as well as streets that have major access to the proposed street must sign a petition agreeing to the increase fines.
Second Phase Solutions
If the First Phase is unsuccessful, the neighborhood can request physical devices. As with increased fines, 75% of the residents on the proposed street, as well as streets that have major access to the proposed street must sign a petition agreeing to the traffic calming devices.
Rounded raised areas of pavement typically 12 to 14 feet in travel length with a height of 3 inches.
Rounded raised areas of pavement typically 6 to 7 feet in travel length with a height of 3 inches that are placed out as sets that have openings for emergency vehicles to traverse
Rounded raised areas of pavement typically 22 feet in travel length with a height of 3 inches.
Neighborhood Traffic Circle
Raised islands, placed at intersections, around which traffic circulates
Center Island Narrowing
Raised islands located along the centerline of a street that narrow the travel lanes at that location
Other physical devices such as chokers, partial street closures, and as a last resort, complete closures may also be considered.