Traffic Calming

Goal

The City of Beaverton is committed to maintaining and improving the livability and safety of its residential neighborhoods. The goals and policies of the city’s Transportation System Plan and Comprehensive Plan provide the policy foundation for the program - specific traffic calming goals and policies provide for implementation. The procedures for the neighborhood traffic calming program are described in the procedures element document.

Traffic Calming Program

The traffic calming program is intended to improve compliance with the posted speed limits. It is not intended to require drivers to travel significantly below the speed limit. Most vehicles should be able to travel through a traffic calming area at the speed limit.

Traffic Calming Measures

Photo gallery of various traffic calming measures employed around the City of Beaverton.

Current Proposed Traffic Calming Projects

SW 155th Avenue (SW Cormorant Drive to SW Falcon Drive)

This project is currently in the support survey phase with a support survey of the selected plan having been sent to each residence within the project area. The survey has options to say yes, say no or abstain to the traffic calming plan on 155th Avenue. The survey results must show at least 67% of the residents in the project area in support of the plan for the project to move forward to a hearing by the Traffic Commission for final approval.  A “No” or a not returned survey card will count against the 67% approval required. The support survey phase is anticipated to be completed no later than the end of September.

The below meetings are the series of neighborhood meetings related to this project.

SW 155th Terrace (SW Scholls Ferry Road to SW Snowy Owl Lane)

This project is currently in the support survey phase with a support survey of the selected plan having been sent to each residence within the project area. The survey has options to say yes, say no or abstain to the traffic calming plan on 155th Avenue. The survey results must show at least 67% of the residents in the project area in support of the plan for the project to move forward to a hearing by the Traffic Commission for final approval.  A “No” or a not returned survey card will count against the 67% approval required. The support survey phase is anticipated to be completed no later than the end of September.