Elk Grove Launches Traffic Calming Program

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(Sacramento, CA)
Tuesday, January 20, 2009

This month, the city launched its “Speed Control Program”. It encourages residents to work with city staff on identifying potential hazards. Neighbors then vote on whether they want the city to install speed bumps. City Councilman Gary Davis says it’s all about keeping neighborhoods safe. 

“We can put these traffic calming programs in place before there actually are accidents. That’s an opportunity for us to be proactive. I also think that balloting system will encourage neighborhood consensus. That’s also another plus.” 

But even if neighbors and the Public Works staff both agree that speeding is a problem on a neighborhood street….city officials point out that the installation of speed bumps will ultimately depend on available funding.