Traffic Calming


‚ÄčNTMP Frequently Asked Questions

 

How Can I apply for Neighborhood Traffic Management Program (NTMP) for my neighborhood? You can collect all necessary application materials (a completed application form and petition form) and submit them electronically or by mail to sherman.livingston@dallascityhall.com . Use the subject line "Neighborhood Traffic Management Program - [your neighborhood and street name]"

What is the approval process? A request for NTMP tools is through an application consisting of a petition and application fee. Applications that meet basic eligibility requirements will be considered at a NTMP committee meeting to find the best traffic calming solution for the area. For request for street closure, applications that meet the eligibility requirements will be considered as a City Counsel public meeting.

What are the existing NTMP policies and where can I find them? You can find the existing NTMP here: https://dallascityhall.com/departments/transportation/traffic-calming/Pages/How-to-request-a-Neighborhood-traffic-Calming-Program-In-Your-Neighborhood.aspx

Where can I find the NTMP application and petition form? You can find the NTMP application and petition form here: https://dallascityhall.com/departments/transportation/traffic-calming/Pages/How-to-request-a-Neighborhood-traffic-Calming-Program-In-Your-Neighborhood.aspx

How Can I apply for a Residental  Parking Only  (RPO) Hangtags?  You can find the RPO application here and return completed appilications by mail or in person  to the Oak Cliff Municipal Center at 300 E. Jefferson on the first floor Room 100.

Where can I receive my RPO Hangtags? You can receive your parking services at the Oak Cliff Municipal Center at 300 E. Jefferson on the first floor Room 100.  For further information on that they can contact parking services at 214-948-4530.

How can I renew my RPO Hangtags? RPO Hangtags are renewed annually online or in person at parking services at the Oak Cliff Municipal Center at 300 E. Jefferson on the first floor. The permanent hangtags each year will be mailed after the citizen has paid the fee. For further information on that they can contact parking services at 214-948-4530.

How should I report problems about existing Road hump (and other traffic calming tools)? You can call 3-1-1 or make a request via the Web using our online City Service Request system or contact Public Works Department at 2710 Municipal Street Dallas, Texas 75215,  Phone: (214)-670-4491

What are the eligibility requirements for road humps?  A petition that documents a minimum of two-thirds of the households in low density residential dwellings on the street supports its installation. The uses on the street where the road hump is proposed must be composed primarily of low density residential dwellings. The street must be used to provide access to abutting low density residential properties (local residential street) and/ or to collect traffic for such streets (residential collector). There must be no more than one moving lane of traffic in each direction. Traffic volumes must be more than 500 vehicles per day but less than 8000 vehicles per day. Vehicle speeds must equal or exceed the Speed Criteria of 35 miles per hour (mph).  Note: For speeds between 31 and 34 mph, the applicant can appeal to the City Plan Commission and the City Council for inclusion in the program. The street must not be an identified primary route for emergency vehicles; this refers to a route that is heavily used due to the proximity of the emergency vehicle facility. These routes are subject to change. The street must have a speed limit of 30 mph as determined in accordance with State Law.       You can learn more about policy and requirements here: https://dallascityhall.com/departments/transportation/traffic-calming/Pages/How-to-request-a-Neighborhood-traffic-Calming-Program-In-Your-Neighborhood.aspx

What are the eligibility requirements for Street Closure? All permanent closures require approval of the City Council. Properties fronting or having access to the street must be predominately residential. It must not be a thoroughfare on the City's Thoroughfare Plan. The street must not be an identified emergency response route. The closure must not prohibit vehicular, pedestrian, or service vehicle access to any property or restrict access to utilities. If the closure will result in a dead-end roadway greater than 150 feet but 1000 feet or less in length, then an approved turnaround area or emergency exit using rollover curbs together with right-of-entry (driveway) by two-thirds of the property owners on the dead-end roadway is required. If the closure will result in a dead-end roadway greater than 1000 feet in length then a waiver by the Director of Transportation is required. 

Property owners in the primary affected area will be notified of the requested closure.  The notice will contain a mail-back ballot to indicate support or opposition to the request.  The application meets this basic eligibility requirement if the number of ballots returned supporting closure is: greater than one-half of the property owners representing at least two-thirds of the land area; or equal to or greater than two-thirds of the property owners are representing at least one-half of the land area.  If a property within the Primary Affected Area is undeveloped and unplaited, the portion of the property included in the measurement of land area for balloting purposes, is the portion that has frontage along an existing public street and a depth equal to the average depth of existing residential lots within the Primary Affected Area.

What are the eligibility requirements for Residential Parking Only (RPO)? A petition for designation of a resident-parking-only zone must be filed, on a form provided by the director, by owners or occupants of residences and any business establishments located within the proposed zone.  The petition must be signed by owners or occupants of two-thirds of the residences and any business establishments abutting the side or sides of the street block or blocks for which the zone is requested.   Only complete blocks of a residential street may be designated as a resident-parking-only zone.  The director shall conduct a parking study at the location requested in the petition. The results of the study must indicate that, during the days and times proposed for the resident-parking-only zone, more than 60 percent of the available parking space is in use and 20 percent or more of the vehicles using the parking space are not owned or operated by owners or occupants of residences or business establishments within the area requested to be designated as a resident-parking-only zone.

How can I submit a request for Road Humps removal? The process for road hump removal or alteration by residents is the same as the process for installation, except that there is no City participation in cost sharing. 

How can I submit a request for Street Closure removal? The procedure for removal or alteration of a closure is the same as for its installation.

How eliminate or modify the designation of Residential Parking Only (RPO) zones? The process for RPO designation elimination or designation by residents is the same as the process for installation. The applicants must pay the following fees to the director before a residential-parking-only zone may be eliminated or modifies: a $10 charge for each EPO sign required be removed; a $25 charge for each RPO sign required to be changes or include modified information ; and a $42 charge for each new installation of RPO sign.

How many RPO permits each residents can get? Director shall issue up to maximum of six permits per residence or business establishment, to any person who is eligible for a permit.