Requirements to be Accepted into the Speeding Mitigation Program
For a request to be accepted into the speeding mitigation program, it must meet the criteria listed below. Being accepted into the speeding mitigation program means the request bears further study to determine if a speeding issue exists.
The requester must live, work or own property on the street segment being requested.
The street must be a public street under the jurisdiction of the City of Austin.
If the street is a minor arterial, as defined in the AMATP, it must have at least 60% front-facing residential properties adjacent to and on both sides of the street or street segment.
The street must not be an alley.
The street must have no more than one marked moving lane of traffic in each direction. Unmarked streets are assumed to meet this requirement. A continuous two-way left turn lane is not considered a moving lane of traffic for the purpose of this requirement.
The street must have a posted or prima facie speed limit of 40 mph or less.
The street must be paved.
The request must not be a duplicate or overlapping request.
Any previously installed devices or changes to posted speed limits have been in place for at least 2 years.
Requirements to be Eligible for the Speeding Mitigation Program
For a request to be eligible for the speeding mitigation program there must be a documented speeding issue or a recent history of speed-related crashes. Being eligible for the program means a request will move forward toward the ranking for funding process. A request may be found eligible if either of the following criteria are met.
The City will conduct a traffic speed and volume study on the street. From this study, the measured 85th percentile speed must exceed the posted or prima facie speed limit by 3 mph or more within a 24 hour period.
Speed-related Crash History:
If a request does not meet the speeding criteria, it may still be eligible for the program if there have been five or more reported speed-related crashes in the last 12 months.