Traffic Calming

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Please contact [email protected] to request assistance in submitting a traffic calming and safety study request.

Useful Links:

https://www.phila.gov/services/streets-sidewalks-alleys/request-a-traffic-calming-and-safety-study/

https://www.phila.gov/services/streets-sidewalks-alleys/pavement-markings/request-line-striping/

Want a SLOW DOWN MT AIRY SIGN?  Signs are available at cost for $5 each. Please email [email protected] to get signs.

Tell Us Your Traffic Incident Stories!

WMAN’s Traffic Calming Committee is collecting stories and other information from local residents to bolster our efforts to bring traffic-calming measures to our streets. We can help get attention from the media and public officials – and, ideally, money for safer streets – but we need YOU to help us shine a light on the problem and advocate for solutions. Please complete the short survey.

Virtual Traffic Committee Meeting January 16th at 7 pm

Monthly WMAN Traffic Calming meeting.

January 16th at 7pm

RSVP for Zoom Link.

Agenda:
1. Plans for 2023 – please bring your ideas!
2. Updates on Lincoln Drive – Report from Field Visit
3. Updates on neighborhood street traffic calming

 

 

Encourage drivers to slow down and obey the posted speed limit by displaying SLOW DOWN Mt Airy signs.  You can also make a contribution to support WMAN’s traffic calming efforts via the donate button below.

Slow Down Mt Airy Volunteers 9/11/2022

Slow Down Mt Airy Volunteers 9/11/2022

Sign our petition to make Lincoln Drive safer for everyone!

Sign the petition to make Lincoln Drive safer for everyone.

We have a three-pronged focus

High Injury Network roads (e.g. Lincoln)

Residential streets where reckless driving is commonplace

School zones

As a coalition of Mt Airy residents, we hope to raise awareness of traffic calming measures and down-engineering. We seek to support measures in City Council and the State Legislature that expand the use of automated traffic enforcement tools (i.e. Speed Cameras), and other effective and innovative traffic calming measures like parking-protected bike lanes.

 

Lastly, we will advocate for increased funding of the Philadelphia Streets department to perform additional traffic studies and road safety audits under newly-drafted revisions of Federal Guidelines which prioritize safety over speed and make all forms of mobility (cars, pedestrians, cyclists, public transit options) equally important. This is a major departure from a century of traffic engineering where speed and cars trumped safety, and alternative transportation modes. The traffic calming committee would like Philadelphia to generate a more balanced approach to using public right-of-ways.  As part of a global movement towards supporting streets for everyone, we believe Philadelphia can foster a more livable city.