The NTMP provides a process for identifying, evaluating, and addressing undesirable traffic conditions related to speeding and excessive volumes in residential subdivisions.
Traffic calming device requests
Residents can submit a request to have a traffic study done to determine if the roadway qualifies for any traffic calming devices. If the neighborhood has a homeowners association, requests for the study must be submitted by the HOA. Subject roads must have a minimum peak hour volume of 125 vehicles and a percentage of cut-through traffic to even be considered for traffic calming. Enclosed communities and courts are not eligible for the program.
The evaluations are conducted on a point system to determine the level of traffic calming measures that may be used.
Level 1 measures are more passive and include educational methods and special pavement markings.
Level 2 measures include traffic control devices and physical measures such as speed humps, chokers, islands, roundabouts, etc.
If the evaluation finds that a street has a score high enough to warrant traffic calming measures, and if there is the required approval of the affected residents, Harford County will install appropriate traffic management devices.