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Mission Statement

The Residential Traffic Calming (RTC) Program is designed to coordinate the collaboration of City and citizens, in an effort to produce effective traffic calming throughout San Ramon's neighborhoods.

The objectives for the RTC Program are:

  1. Single point of contact for residents concerned about traffic calming issues on residential streets.
  2. Increased awareness on the part of residents and drivers about their obligation to be good neighbors when driving through residential neighborhoods.
  3. Enhance pedestrian, bicycle, and vehicle traffic safety on neighborhood streets.
  4. Increase quality of life for residents, including reduced traffic noise, decreased air pollution, etc.

How It Works

The RTC Program is a two-phase program. Phase I focuses on informing and educating residents regarding traffic calming features and providing the neighborhood with tools for resolution and documentation of traffic problems. Phase I measures should be thoroughly explored and implemented before implementing Phase II.

If traffic issue still exists after implementation of Phase I, then more restrictive physical devices can be considered by recommendation and implementation. Phase II addresses problems that require permanent and more costly traffic control solutions.

Examples of Phase I measures include, but are not limited, to the following:

  • Neighborhood Information Plan
  • Radar Trailer Deployment
  • Passive Traffic Controls
  • Traditional Police Enforcement of existing speed limits and other vehicle code violations
  • Pavement Markings

Examples of Phase II measures include, but are not limited, to the following:

  • Speed Humps
  • Traffic Circles
  • Median Barriers

Phase II: Permanent Mitigation Measures

Phase II measures are used when Phase I measures are not effective or practical in solving the traffic issue. Examples of Phase II measures include:

  • Traffic Circles
  • Speed Humps
  • Semi-Diverters
  • Median Barriers
  • Chokers

Residential Traffic Calming Tool Kit

Included in the RTC Program packet is a Traffic Calming Tool Kit. The tool kit provides residents with an overview of the mitigation measures. Issues such as cost, effectiveness, anticipated effect, and a description of each measure are outlined in the tool kit.

Residential Traffic Calming Program Policies, Procedures, Resources

To download the complete packet, please click here: RTC Handbook and Toolkit

For additional information regarding the Residential Traffic Calming program or to receive a copy of the Residential Traffic Calming Program and a formal request form, please call PJ Dhoot at (925) 973-2656 or email: [email protected]