Los Gatos Drive

Pima Road to Pinnacle Peak Road and Adobe Drive east of Los Gatos Drive

The City of Scottsdale was contacted by neighborhood residents concerning vehicle speeds on Los Gatos Drive between Pima Road and Pinnacle Peak Road, as well as Adobe Drive east of Los Gatos Drive.

What is the existing traffic like on the street now?

The daily number of vehicles on Los Gatos Drive is approximately 1,384 vehicles per day with average travel speed of traffic traveling 33 mph on this 25 mph roadway.  Additionally, 69 percent of vehicle speeds are exceeding 30 mph, and 30 percent of vehicles are exceeding 35 mph.

The daily number of vehicles on Adobe Drive is 555 vehicles per day with an average speed of 29 mph on this 25 mph roadway.  Additionally, 50 percent of vehicles are traveling over 30 mph, and 19.3 percent of vehicles are traveling over 35 mph.

This type of traffic on these two streets qualified Los Gatos Drive and Adobe Drive to have traffic management devices installed if approved by the public.

90th Street, south of Calle De Las Brisas is included in the project to address potential transfer of vehicles from Los Gatos Drive to 90th Street as a result of traffic calming. 

Who pays for the project?

The cost of this installation is funded through the City’s Neighborhood Traffic Management Program.

What is included in this project?

The proposed traffic calming plan involves the use of speed cushions along Los Gatos Drive, Adobe Drive, and along 90th Street South of Calle De Las Brisas.

 Los Gatos NTMP concept  

What will the devices look like?

The speed cushions will be similar to the devices installed along Pinnacle Vista between 56th Street and 64th Street.

Mesa speed cushions

 

What are the advantages to these devices?

Traffic management devices can:

  • Noticeably reduce the number of vehicles traveling more than 35 mph. 
  • Provide 24 hours-per-day, and 365 days-per-year presence.
  • Increase driver awareness of adjacent residential neighborhood.

What are the disadvantages to these devices?

Traffic management devices do not:

  • Eliminate all speeding.
  • Prevent all collisions.

For more information, or to provide comments on the conceptual project plans, contact John Bartlett at 480-312-7613 or jbartlett@ScottsdaleAZ.gov.