Neighborhood Traffic Calming Program

What is Traffic Calming?

Traffic calming is a procedure designed to improve quality of life and increase safety for pedestrians and bicyclists by reducing motor vehicle speeds and/or volumes.

The traffic calming toolbox includes a wide range of measures. This includes informational measures, such as education and signage. It also includes physical measures, such as speed humps and curb extensions.
  

How Was the Neighborhood Traffic Program Developed?

The City has had a Neighborhood Traffic Calming Program as far back as 2005. The City has updated the Program twice, first in November 2011 and more recently in February 2015. Each update is designed to improve program effectiveness and efficiency.
 

How Can My Neighborhood Apply for Traffic Calming?

Information regarding the Neighborhood Traffic Calming Program is available in the Program Handbook. For more information about the Program or to submit an application, contact Jeff Sikes, 703-248-5296 (TTY 711).

Active and Pending Cases

City staff often has more requests for traffic calming then it can handle. In order to ensure cases are handled in a reasonable amount of time, the Program limits the number of active cases to two at a time. Additional requests are placed in queue according to need (defined in the Program). Below is a list of active and pending cases. This information last updated September 9, 2016.

Completed Cases Request Received Case Completed After Action Report
Parker Avenue & Kent Street February 2013 October 2015 expected April 2016
​(awaiting data collection)
Pennsylvania Avenue June 2013 August 2016
​(landscaping pending)
expected December 2016
Active Cases Request Received Resolution Expected By
N. Maple Avenue May 2015

Light Solutions, September 2016

Heavy Solutions, Spring 2017

Pending Cases Status Priority
N. Cherry Street

Petition distributed to neighborhood March 2015.

Petition completed by neighborhood April 2015.

Data collected June 2015.

Case priority assessed per program guidelines Sept. 2015

Medium
Little Falls Street

Petition distributed to neighborhood March 2015.

Petition completed by neighborhood in July 2015

Data collected June 2015

Case priority assessed per program guidelines Sept. 2015

Medium
S. West Street Petition distributed to neighborhood June 2015

​ Petition completed by neighborhood July 2015

​ Data collected May 2016 ​

​Case priority assess per program guidelines August 2016
Medium
Great Falls Street Petition distributed to neighborhood July 2015

​ Petition completed by neighborhood August 2015

​ Data collected December 2015

​ Case priority assessed per program guidelines May 2016
Medium
Grove Avenue Petition distributed to neighborhood May 2015

​ Petition completed by neighborhood August 2015

​ Data collected December 2015

​ Case priority assessed per program guidelines August 2016
Low
S. Spring Street Petition distributed to neighborhood April 2015. To Be Determined
W. Marshall Street Petition distributed to neighborhood November 2015 To Be Determined
N. Virginia Ave Petition distributed to neighborhood  February 2016 To Be Determined
Jackson St Petition distributed to neighborhood July 2016 To Be Determined