Traffic Calming

Traffic Calming is simply the modification of a roadway to discourage cut-through traffic on local residential streets.  It is seen as a long-term goal to redirect traffic to more efficient thoroughfares, allowing neighborhoods to maintain their residential character.


Roadway modifications may include, but not be limited to, speed tables, roundabouts, rumble strips, diagonal diverters, modified intersections and/or a combination of two or more treatments.  Traffic Engineering also utilizes a speed monitor board, which is an effective, temporary device to warn motorists of their existing speed.


The methodology in requesting traffic calming measures was developed in a Work Session with the Manatee County Board of County Commissioners (BCC) on January 30, 2001.  The first step involves the formation of a working group to identify a need for traffic calming in the Study Area.  This step must be taken prior to any further action by the Traffic Engineering Division.  Once a working group is established by your community, either by your Homeowner's Association or your local group, please e-mail with this information, or call 941-749-3500, Ext. 7815.


If you would like to view the full procedure process, please click on Procedures for Requesting Traffic Calming.

Procedures for Requesting Traffic Calming