Traffic calming is the combination of physical features constructed in the roadway to encourage slower vehicular speeds.
WEST PALM BEACH, FLA. (June 7, 2019) –
Edgewood Drive in the City of West Palm Beach’s historic Prospect Park neighborhood is one of several roads in our City to undergo traffic calming. This is one of several ways the City is working to make our roads safer.
Traffic calming is the combination of physical features constructed in the roadway to encourage slower vehicular speeds. Speed humps are the most direct way to address driver behavior and encourage slower speeds. Other traffic calming measures available include roundabouts, speed tables and roadway narrowing.
The focus of traffic calming is to improve conditions for non-motorized street users, in line with the City’s Vision Zero initiative to reduce and eliminate serious injuries and fatalities on city roads.
Safety improvement projects with traffic calming that are either under construction or planned are located at:
- Washington Rd. in Historic Prospect and Southland Park;
- Pinehurst Dr., Wavery Dr., Latona Dr, and Echo Lakes Drive in Echo Lakes;
- Chillingworth Dr. in Chillingworth;
- 31st, 32nd,33rd, 34th, and 35th St. in Northwood Hills;
- North Shore Neighborhood.
The Edgewood Drive project is in response to resident requests to reduce the speed of motorists in their neighborhoods. Neighborhoods may apply for traffic calming safety projects, which are determined by the Traffic Calming Advisory Committee and approved by the City Commission.
For more information on the city’s traffic calming efforts, please visit: https://wpb.org/Departments/Engineering-Public-Works/Traffic
. To submit a traffic calming application, please visit: http://wpb.org/wpb_website/media/engineering/traffic-calming-application.pdf
. To contact the City’s Department of Engineering, please call: (561) 822-1200.