ROLLING HILLS ESTATES - TRAFFIC CALMING GUIDELINES
• A request for a Traffic Calming Analysis on a public street must be received from a bona fide Homeowners Association based on an action from a regular board meeting or general membership meeting. If a neighborhood desires to submit a request and does not have an active Homeowners Association, a petition signed by at least 10% of the entire neighborhood is required.
• If a Homeowners Association requests the installation of a traffic control device such as speed humps, the Traffic and Safety Committee will request an analysis by the City’s Traffic Engineer, determine the “impacted area”, and forward a recommendation to the City Council. When determining the impacted area, the Committee should err on creating a broader rather than a narrower definition in each case.
• Following the establishment of the impacted area, the City will mail a ballot survey to each residence within the defined area polling their interest in speed humps.
• If there is support from a simple majority (50% plus 1) of the residences in the impacted area, speed humps will be considered by the City Council pending the availability of funds for this purpose.
• If there is not support from at least a simple majority of the residences in the impacted area, speed humps will not be considered on a particular street.
• Only one (1) survey response is allowed for each address. Multiple responses from the same address will not be accepted.
• If the results of the ballot survey do not meet the criteria for approval, a second survey cannot be circulated for a period of one year.
PAVEMENT MANAGEMENT SYSTEM
The City works to protect its large capital investment in streets through a Pavement Management System (PMS).
A PMS is basically a system designed to gather, store, and analyze data about the City’s streets and provide a strategized program for implementing preventive maintenance and rehabilitation projects citywide. The implementation of a PMS represents a proactive approach to maintaining the existing streets. It benefits the City by preserving investment on the roadways, enhancing pavement performance, ensuring cost-effectiveness, extending pavement life, and providing improved safety and mobility. Additionally, maintaining a fully implemented PMS protects the City’s ability to acquire state and federal funding for street improvement projects.
In the City of Rolling Hills Estates, there are 11.3 centerline miles of combined arterial and secondary streets or approximately 2,500,000 square feet of such pavement in the system included in this report. The total of all City roadway centerline mileage is 28.4 miles, or approximately 5,242,000 square feet.
TRAFFIC VOLUMES AND SPEED SURVEYS