Speed humps are among the measures to reduce speeding identified in Johns Creek’s new traffic calming policy.

Johns Creek adopts traffic calming policy

Responding to residents’ complaints of motorists speeding through their neighborhoods, the Johns Creek City Council has approved a traffic calming policy to handle future reports.

Subdivisions that have requested traffic-calming measures including Thornhill, Long Indian Creek, The Falls at Autry Mill and Foxworth, according to a staff report. To date, such requests have been handled on an ad hoc basis; without a policy, the report said, “It is difficult for staff to manage such requests, particularly in a uniform manner.”

Under the policy adopted by the Council, at least 15 percent of property owners and/or residents in an affected area would have to vote “yes” to initiate a traffic calming study; and 50 percent plus one of property owners, to install or remove traffic-calming measures. These can include speed humps, bicycle lanes, center traffic islands and turn-restriction lanes.

Communities would qualify on the basis of speeding – defined in detail by the policy – and/or cut-through volume. As this is a safety issue, the city would pay for the traffic-calming program.

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