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Scottsdale's Neighborhood Traffic Management Program - Policies & Procedures

No matter where you live in Scottsdale, every neighborhood has concerns about traffic. It may not only be a safety issue, but a quality of life issue too.


For the past few years, Scottsdale’s Transportation Department has been workingTC 2 with neighborhoods throughout the city to address traffic concerns on a case by
case basis through its Neighborhood Traffic Management Program (NTMP).


The NTMP is separated into a two-step process; a Speed Awareness Program and traffic calming phase. In order for a neighborhood to be considered for the traffic calming phase, residents must first complete the Speed Awareness Program. 


Scottsdale’s Transportation Commission revised the Neighborhood Traffic Management Program (NTMP) in Oct. 2010.  Projects are heard by the Transportation Commission twice each year.

Read or download the updated NTMP policy.

There are two ways to demonstrate Neighborhood Support for a project:

  1. Through a series of neighborhood meetings or
  2. By circulating a petition

Download the flyer describing the process if a petition is circulated here.

To read about previous project updates, click here.



Camelback Road (82nd St. to Granite Reef Road)
Cholla Street (Hayden Road to 84th Street)
Los Gatos Drive



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.


This phase focuses on educating drivers and raising awareness throughout the neighborhood about traffic concerns, usually speeding and cut-through traffic.
Some of the strategies used to help educate drivers and raise awareness include:

  • Holding neighborhood meetings to discuss concerns
  • Providing speed awareness trailers equipped with driver feedback on speedsRadar Trailer
  • Citizen radar tracking – residents monitor and track traffic in their area
  • Installing neighborhood signs provided by the city


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.

Learn more about the Speed Awareness Program or call to get started at 480-312-CARS (2277).


After completing the Speed Awareness phase, if residents still feel their quality of lifeTC 3 is impacted by traffic, they can fill out a Neighborhood Traffic Management Interest form. This form must be signed by at least ten different residents along the same street.


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, then the street qualifies for possible installation of traffic calming devices. In most cases, the city pays for the devices.



To determine if your neighbors support the installation of traffic calming devices you have two options:

  • Through a series of neighborhood meetings, or
  • By obtaining signatures from 70% of the area’s most affected residents on a petition.

For general questions on the Neighborhood Traffic Management Program, call 480-312-7696 or contact one of our Traffic Engineers.
Click here for a printable brochure of this information.


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