Neighborhood Traffic Calming

Redmond's Neighborhood Traffic Calming Program is part of the City's commitment to safety and livability of our neighborhoods. Through active participation by you and your neighbors, we can identify the problem, plan the approach, implement the solutions, and evaluate the effectiveness. 

Request for Consideration

Fill out the Report an Issue / Request a Service Form for review by City staff and include as much detail as possible regarding your Neighborhood Traffic Calming concern. The request will be reviewed by City staff, which may includes collection of traffic data. You will be contacted and informed of the findings once the review is complete.

If Approved for the Program

The program has two levels of treatments: 

  • Level I- focuses on targeted enforcement, installation of temporary speed trailers, brush trimming, pavement markings, and signage. 
  • Level II- If Level I measures prove ineffective at reducing speeds and traffic studies show the 85th percentile speed is at or above 5mph over the speed limit on 25 mph & 30 mph roadways, Level II measure will be considered. The 85th percentile must be 10mph over the posted speed for roadways with a posted speed of 35 mph and above.  Level II treatments include traffic calming devices such as speed humps, traffic circles and medians. Each Traffic Calming Device must meet specific criteria to be eligible for installation.
  1. Report an Issue


    Use the City’s request management system to report non-emergency issues, make requests, and find answers to common questions. 
    In case of emergency, call 911.

    Report Issue or Make Request

Level 1 - Low Cost Treatments                                                                                                 Level 2 -  Higher Cost Treatments

  1. Signage
  2. Pavement Markings
  3. Brush Trims
  4. Targeted Enforcement
  5. Radar Speed Trailer

Posting appropriate traffic control signs is a Phase I solution. Signs may include speed limit, parking, dead-end, school signs, etc. The sign pictured at the right directs drivers around a center median.

Signage

  1. Curb Bulbs
  2. Narrowing Streets
  3. Medians
  4. Speed Humps
  5. Traffic Circles
  6. Roundabouts

Curb bulbs are a form of roadway narrowing at intersections that reduce the street width from curb to curb. They shorten crossing distances for pedestrians and draw attention to pedestrians via raised peninsulas. They also tighten the curb radii at the corners, reducing the speeds of turning vehicles. They can be used to create protected on-street parking bays.

Curb bulbs come in a wide variety of sizes and typically result in speed decreases of 7%. They are easily combined with a raised intersection or raised mid-block crosswalk. Curb bulbs placed opposite one another mid-block create a "choker," which can result in more significant speed reduction.Curb Bulb

When project costs are higher than the Neighborhood Traffic Calming Program can support, the projects will be added to the list of Targeted Safety Improvement Projects. These projects are ranked based on scores given for complexity, cost, and safety risk. Typically one to two Targeted Safety Improvement projects are installed per biennium.

Neighborhood Yard signs

City of Redmond Neighborhood Yard Sign Program

The city is offering these yard signs to help raise awareness of traffic safety in neighborhoods. 

Currently, there are four different signs with traffic safety messages.

A maximum of 2 signs will be given per household and the total number may be limited in any one neighborhood.

If you would like to request a sign, please submit a service request using the city's "Report an Issue" tool using the issue type: Traffic Concerns: Neighborhood Traffic Calming.

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To see some examples of installed safety elements:

Visit the City of Redmond Walking page in the Transportation section of this website.

Recent Program Installations:

  • Larger stop sign, stop bar, and center line markings at 163rd Ave NE & NE 99th St
  • Large stop sign, stop bar, and center line markings at 162nd AVE NE & NE 98th St
  • New School Zone signs on NE 60th St, 152nd Ave NE & NE 116th St
  • LED Flashing sign at NE 104th St & PSE Trail crossing 
  • Beagle Mascot pavement markings at Norman Rockwell Elementary
  • Median signs and "Share the Road" Bike lane sign on NE 60th St
  • Marked crosswalk at 180th Ave NE and NE 24th St
  • Flashing Beacons added to flashing sign on 140th Ave NE & NE 80th St
  • New Rectangular Rapid Flashing Beacon (RRFB) crossing at NE 104th St & 172nd AVE NE
  • New Rectangular Rapid Flashing Beacon (RRFB) crossing at140th AVE NE & NE 74th St
  • New Rectangular Rapid Flashing Beacon (RRFB) crossing at NE 90th St & 161st AVE NE
  • Delineators at speed humps on 173rd Ave NE, west of West Lake Sammamish Parkway
  • In-street Pedestrian sign at Cleveland St mid-block crossings
  • In-street Pedestrian sign at 140th AVE NE & NE 74th St 
  • Speed Radar Sign westbound on NE 95th St.
  • RRFB crossing on NE 79th St & 169th Ave NE Anderson Park
  • In-street pedestrian signs at NE 79th St & 169th Ave, 168th Ave NE & 166th Ave NE
  • In-street pedestrian signs at NE 116th St & 179 Pl NE, Einstein Elementary School Crossing
  • In-street pedestrian sign at Old Redmond R & NE 68th St

Upcoming Installations

  • In-street pedestrian sign on 160th Ave NE & QFC entrance
  • NE 98th St & 162 Ave NE center line and median raised pavement markings
  • NE 76th St & 143rd Ave NE centerline, stop bar, and new crosswalk pavement markings 
  • Strattonwood Pool curb paint and signs 
  • Westside Park- 156th Ave NE New marked crosswalk 
  • 185th Ave NE & NE 68th St new 3 way Stop and crosswalk markings

Locations under study for potential designs and cost estimates

  • NE 104th St- 179th Ave NE to 184th Ave NE traffic calming and pedestrian safety
  • Old Redmond Rd & NE 70th St traffic calming and pedestrian safety
  • Redmond Way & 140th Ave NE eastbound right turn lane calming and pedestrian safety
  • 140th Ave NE & NE 80th St traffic calming and all-way stop
  • 188th Ave NE & NE 65th St flashing crosswalk
  • NE 24th St-West City limits to West Lake Sammamish Parkway traffic calming using buffered bike lanes