Traffic Calming Policy and Timeline
2016 Traffic Calming Policy Manual
The 2016 Traffic Calming Policy Manual (TCPM) serves as the Department's updated public policy on the installation of traffic calming on streets operated/maintained by the MOA in response to concerns raised by Anchorage residents. It, as well, provides information for local elected officials and MOA residents on the approach that the Traffic Department takes in its decision-making to lead to a conclusion whether traffic calming is, or is not, recommended - based upon measured traffic volumes speeds - in response to citizen brought to our attention.
Information is provided about he various types of traffic calming measures: temporary or permanent, our public involvement and changes in our public concurrence process, and the effectiveness in speed reductions that we - and other public agencies across the United States - have seen.
Portions of the previous edition of our Traffic Calming Policy Manual became outdated when some measures were removed as a result of staffing reductions, and the short-term interruption in the staffing of the traffic calming program itself.
Many 'surface' streets in the MOA are operated and maintained by the State of Alaska DOT. The DOT does not have a Traffic Calming program - and the MOA is not able to accept/evaluate requests for traffic calming on that agency's roads. Please refer to the Road Ownership Map here.
Click here to download the 2016 Traffic Calming Policy Manual
Click here to download the 2016 Traffic Calming Policy Manual Errata and Clarification page
Neighborhood Traffic Calming Program Information
Neighborhood Traffic Calming Program - 2023 Qualified Streets list
The streets identified on this list have speed studies performed and meet the Traffic Department's minimum criteria for Traffic Calming eligibility. Traffic Calming improvement may be implemented pending the availability of funding.
Neighborhood Traffic Calming Program - 2023 Cull List
The streets identified on this list have had speed studies performed and failed to meet the Traffic Department's minimum criteria for Traffic Calming eligibility. We will consider re-evaluations of the streets on this list after 3 years have passed.
Neighborhood Traffic Calming Program - 2023 Cover Letter
Some general information about the state of the program, the criteria used to determine eligibility, the criteria used to prioritize streets for improvements, and strategies for successful implementation of traffic calming improvements.
Anchorage Area Traffic Calming Studies
The following Traffic Calming Studies are available for viewing or download in .pdf format: