Traffic calming

You can learn how to request traffic calming, and read about our new traffic calming process
traffic circle in winter
Traffic circle
car approaching crosswalk bump out
Bump out at crosswalk
car driving over speed hump
Speed hump on residential street

Traffic calming measures

Traffic calming measures are changes to the streets that encourage slower and safer traffic speeds. Our traffic calming goals are in line with several City policies, including the Vision Zero initiative to eliminate traffic deaths and severe injuries on our streets. Examples of traffic calming treatments are street pavement markings, speed humps, curb extensions, and traffic circles.

Read the Vision Zero initiative

New process for traffic calming on neighborhood streets

On August 25th, 2022, the new Neighborhood Traffic Calming process was presented to the Public Works & Infrastructure (PWI) Committee. The new process began September 15th. This new process will apply to neighborhood streets and was designed to be equitable, data-driven, and transparent. 

Watch the presentation to the PWI Committee.

In the Neighborhood Traffic Calming Report January 2023 you will find:

  • Details about the new process
  • An application form
  • An updated toolbox
  • Information about how we rank the applications, and
  • A timeline for the annual process

There is an interactive map that will route your request more quickly, and you will get a confirmation email once your request is received. There are several ways to submit your application:

We will accept applications for 2023 implementation between September 15th and November 1st, 2022. Anyone can apply for neighborhood traffic calming, including residents, property owners, business owners, and neighborhood or business organizations.

Traffic calming request viewer

The traffic calming request viewer shows all the applications submitted to date.

If you have questions about the application, please contact us.


Contact us


Traffic calming requests





Public Service Building

505 Fourth Ave. S., Room 410

Minneapolis, MN  55415


Minneapolis 311


Office hours

7 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Monday – Friday