Traffic Calming Program

In response to concerns from residents and property owners regarding traffic speeds and volumes, safety, and the quality of life within residential neighborhoods, the Town of Madison has developed a Neighborhood Traffic Calming Program.  It is based on a review of the programs and experiences of several agencies throughout the United States, including municipalities in Connecticut, as well as professional literature regarding the practice of traffic calming.

The intent of the Neighborhood Traffic Calming Program is to provide a systematic approach for the evaluation of requests for traffic calming studies, and to set forth guidelines and procedures for the development of traffic calming plans for local residential streets within a neighborhood.

This Neighborhood Traffic Calming Program is not intended to be applicable to streets within the Town of Madison classified by the Connecticut Department of Transportation as collector or arterial streets.  Although current national trends are to apply traffic calming practices to streets having both collector and arterial functional classifications, budget and personnel resources make such an application in the Town of Madison impractical at the time of adoption of this program.  A listing of State maintained highways and private roads within the Town of Madison may be found in the Neighborhood Traffic Calming Program document (see below).

The Neighborhood Traffic Calming Program process is initiated when a neighborhood or organized group submits a request to the Board of Police Commissioners to investigate speeding, traffic volumes or other traffic safety related concerns within a neighborhood.  The Board of Selectmen, the Board of Police Commissioners or the Board of Education may also initiate the process when they have identified a traffic related concern that may potentially be alleviated by traffic calming practices.

Information regarding the Town of Madison Neighborhood Traffic Calming Program and the Study Request Form may be found here: