Neighborhood Traffic Calming Program

The primary goals of the program are to increase safety and comfort of travel by all modes and promote pedestrian, bicycle and transit use. These goals reference and strengthen the City’s Mobility Principles.

The objectives, in order to meet these goals, include: reducing motorists speeds and/or volumes to increase safety, inducing compliance from motorists, and provide traffic control that is self-enforcing, reducing the need for police intervention.

Eligibility and Prioritization

To be considered a potential project under the Neighborhood Traffic Calming Program, a street first must have first passed DOMI’s initial Eligibility Screen. DOMI staff verified that the street meets the following criteria:

  • Be owned by the City of Pittsburgh;
  • Have a maximum of two travel lanes if two-way street and one travel lane if one-way;
  • Be a local street, collector, or minor arterial;
  • Have a roadway grade less than or equal to 13%.

Applications passing the initial Eligibility Screen are evaluated by staff or their speed and volume of traffic. If the application passes the Speed Threshold (85th percentile speed must be 5 mph or more than the posted speed limit), then staff scored the street using the following engineering criteria as well as the DOMI Equity Index: 

  • Speed;
  • Volume;
  • Crash history;
  • Pedestrian generators; and
  • Presence of sidewalks.
Traffic Calming Data 11-1-22

DOMI Review Process and Timeline

If the street passed the Eligibility Screen, staff will collect speed and volume data. The turnaround on this data collection will depend on how many applications come in each month. Streets that meet the speed threshold are placed on the eligible list, and DOMI staff score the projects on this list using the prioritization criteria.

Current Projects

The following locations have passed the Department’s initial Eligibility Screen, been evaluated for engineering criteria, and prioritized based on an engineering/safety score.

Please click on the individual project pages for more detailed information on each project.

(Individual Project Pages will be updated as they progress):