Brentwood officials Monday night passed a resolution aimed at slowing down traffic on residential streets, with the Brentwood Neighborhood Traffic Management Program.
The the Brentwood Neighborhood Traffic Management Program (NTMP) is planned as a collaboration between city residents, officials and staff to identify traffic problems and fix them, according to the plan, in the meeting agenda. The goal is to put people ahead of traffic, making safer, more livable streets.
The process begins when a resident living within one block of the area of concern fills out a request to the city for traffic calming. A petition with signatures from two-thirds of the residents on the street is also required. Then the city will visit the site, looking at the streets, signs, sidewalks, traffic volume and other factors.
If a location qualifies to be addressed, it will be taken up at the next Public Safety Committee meeting.
Once the area has been defined, organizers have three months to inform 90 percent of residents in the area of the plan, and show that 33 percent of them support it before the city will put any measures in place. The city will evaluate resident feedback within at least six months after the traffic calming has been installed. See the full plan.