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 January 11, 2017.

Completed Cases Request Received Case Completed After Action Report
Parker Avenue & Kent Street February 2013 October 2015 expected June 2017
Pennsylvania Avenue June 2013 August 2016
​(landscaping pending)
expected June 2017
Active Cases Request Received Resolution Expected By
N. Maple Avenue May 2015

Light Solutions, Completed September 2016
​Heavy Solutions, Summer 2017

Little Falls Street
​Great Falls Street
Little Falls: March 2015
​​Great Falls: July 2015
Light Solutions, June 2017
​​Heavy Solutions (if selected), Spring 2018
Lincoln Ave
​N West St
Lincoln Ave (from Great Falls St
to City/County line): November 2016

​Lincoln Ave (from N West St 
to Great Falls St): January 2017

​N West St: January 2017
Light Solutions, Summer 2017
Queued Cases History and 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

​Speed humps replacement tentatively scheduled for Spring 2017
in coordination with N Cherry St & W Broad St traffic signal project.

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
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

Speed humps to be installed and intersection of
Grove Ave, W&OD Trail, and N West St to be updated 
as part of Founder Row project.
N. Oak St Request received: November 2016
​Petition distribution: February 2017
​Petition completed: March 2017
​Data collection: expected summer 2017
To Be Determined
Cases with Active Petitions History and Status
Annandale Ave & Gundry Dr Request Received: November 2017
​Condo Board Petition: Expected spring 2017
S Oak St Request Received: March 2017
​Petition Distributed: March 2017
S Lee St Request Received: January 2017
​Petition Distributed: February 2017
Nolan St Request Received: January 2017
​Petition Distributed: February 2017
Jackson St Request Received: July 2016
​Petition Distributed: July 2016
​Petition Revised: December 2016
N Virginia Ave Request Received:
​Petition Distributed: February 2016
W Marshall St Petition Distributed: November 2015
S Spring St Petition Distributed: April 2015
Case Inquiries History and Status
Hillwood Ave Request Received: November 2017
​Staff reviewing for best resolution:
(neighborhood traffic calming, traffic engineering, or enforcement)
W Greenway Blvd Request Received: March 2017
​Staff working with petitioner to schedule petition