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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