Speed Management Application and Design Process

Step 1: Complete the online application

Residents on residential local and collector streets are eligible to apply.

If you are only requesting assistance with a speed management education strategy or requesting enforcement, you’re finished with the application process! Staff will be in touch after reviewing your application. 


If you are requesting an engineering treatment (for example, a speed hump or traffic circle), proceed to Step 2. 

Staff will work with residents to bring safety education and speed enforcement to their streets. 


Step 2: Gather Signatures

Applications that include requests for engineering treatments will not be considered complete until both the application and petition are submitted. 


For applications that include a request for engineering treatments, applicants must submit a petition with at least 20 signatures (1 adult per household) or 30% of households on your block, whichever is less. 


Step 3: Data Collection and Project Prioritization

  • For engineering treatment applications, staff will collect traffic volume and speed data on the street of concern. Staff will also analyze the five-year history of crashes, existing bicycle and pedestrian facilities (for example, sidewalks, paths, and bike lanes), and activity generators such as schools, recreation centers, and other community destinations. 
  • Staff will then use this data to score and rank applications based on the FSMP guidelines. 
  • Staff will categorize projects as simple or complex, then report the ranking and categorization of applications to all applicants and post this information.


Step 4: Town Staff Develop Design Concepts and Get Neighborhood Feedback

A:   For Simple Engineering Projects

Town staff develops design concepts that meet engineering, emergency, and community standards, then host a neighborhood forum to gather input on the concepts              


B:  For Complex Engineering Projects 

Town staff develops design concepts that meet engineering, emergency, and community standards. The staff hosts two neighborhood meetings to: 

• Discuss traffic issues and potential design concepts; 

• Present design options and collect input; 

• Present final recommendation for neighborhood feedback.


Step 5: External Review and Final Design

A:  For Simple Engineering Projects

Third-party review of designs and provides feedback. Staff uses feedback to finalize the design for the project.


B:  For Complex Engineering Projects 

• Third-party contracted to design. 

• Staff reviews and provides feedback for the final design.

• Staff provides recommendations to Town Board. 

• Town Board approval of (or change to) project and budget


Step 6: Notification to residents of final design and timeline, then implementation

What if traffic data collection did not find a speeding issue?


If traffic data collection did not determine that there was a speeding issue, the traffic data and reasoning for no further action are sent to the original applicants. Applications for the same area will not be accepted for two years.


Temporary Traffic Calming - This service includes installation of temporary traffic calming devices such as:

  • Signing
  • Speed Trailers
  • Enforcement by the Police Department


Permanent Traffic Calming - Pending the results of the speed study, the neighborhood may be eligible for a permanent traffic calming project. These modifications can include:

  • Speed Limit Signage
  • Striping
  • Road Diet
  • Speed Humps
  • Crosswalks or Raised Crosswalks


The data from the traffic data collection will indicate if a comprehensive traffic analysis is warranted. The implementation of a comprehensive engineering project is limited to residential, two-lane local or minor collector streets, with a maximum posted speed limit of 25-mph.


Please note:

  • Any action taken must be approved by the Town Board.
  • The application of temporary and permanent speed management devices is subject to federal, state, and local policies and guidelines.