Scottsdale's Neighborhood Traffic Management Program
No matter where you live in Scottsdale, every neighborhood has concerns about traffic. It's not only a safety issue, but a quality of life issue too.
The NTMP is separated into a two-step process -- a speed awareness phase and a traffic calming phase. In order for a neighborhood to be considered for the traffic calming phase, residents must first complete the Speed Awareness Program.
The Speed Awareness phase of NTMP is implemented by the city’s Citizen and Neighborhood Resource Department, which works closely with the Police and Transportation departments.
Sometimes, this type of heightened awareness is all it takes for most Scottsdale neighborhoods, but some areas may need the help of the Police Department to monitor and issue citations.
Once the form is completed and approved, the request is placed on a list for traffic evaluation. Speed and volume data is collected by the Transportation Department and compared to the city’s approved criteria for traffic calming, provided there is support in the neighborhood.
If the data collected meets the city’s criteria and the street qualifies for possible installation of traffic calming devices, neighborhood support for the project must be established. In most cases, the city pays for the devices.
There are two options to determine if your neighbors support the installation of traffic calming devices:
NTMP projects are heard by Scottsdale's Transportation Commission twice each year.
Read or download the NTMP policy.
For general questions about the Neighborhood Traffic Management Program, contact Traffic Engineer John Bartlett at 480-312-7613.