Oklahoma City Updates, Expands Neighborhood Traffic Calming Program

The city announced a new cost-sharing plan and an expanded set of speed reduction devices available to neighborhoods wanting to improve traffic safety.

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January 25, 2023, 6:00 AM PST

By Diana Ionescu @aworkoffiction

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The Oklahoma City Public Works Department is restarting an alternative speed abatement program (ASAP) that lets community groups apply for new traffic calming devices on dangerous streets. As the Oklahoma City Sentinel reports, the program originally required applicants to pay the full cost of traffic calming devices, but the city will now fund half of each project. 

According to a press release from the city, “The revamped program expands the traffic calming features available, decreases eligibility requirements for streets and removes the requirement to provide a conceptual plan.”

Streets eligible for the program must be public streets identified as neighborhood streets, connector streets, or industrial streets with speed limits below 25 mph or 30 mph, depending on the device requested. The traffic calming devices available include pavement markings, signage, speed humps and cushions, and mini-roundabouts.

See the source article for more information and a link to the application.

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