Traffic calming is the practice of combining physical measures to reduce the negative impacts of motor vehicle use by altering driver behavior and to improve the environment for non-motorized street users.
Listed on this page is information on the most commonly installed traffic calming devices. View information on the City of Greenville's Neighborhood Traffic Calming Process (PDF).
To request information about traffic calming in your neighborhood, send your name, address, and the nature of your request by email or call our office at 864-467-4360.
Traffic Calming Vote ResultsVote tallies for neighborhood traffic calming ballots are posted for 2 weeks on this page.
|Install ONE speed hump at or near #12 Meyers Dr.||74%||26%||Passed|
|Install ONE speed hump at or near #6 Sunset Dr.||75%||25%||Passed|
|Install ONE speed hump at or near #30 Sunset Dr.||72%||28%||Passed|
|Install ONE speed hump on Waccamaw Ave. midblock between Seminole Dr. and Sunset Dr.||76%||24%||Passed|
|Install ONE speed hump on Balentine Dr. between #10 and #20.||69%||31%||Failed|
|Install ONE speed hump at or near 9 Catechee Ave.||82%||18%||Passed|
|Install ONE speed hump at or near 34 Keowee Ave.||88%||12%||Passed|
|Install ONE speed hump on Keowee Ave. at the entrance to the Ivy Grove neighborhood||89%||11%||Passed|
|REMOVE existing speed hump at 36 Conestee AND install ONE new speed hump at 42 Conestee.||69%||31%||Failed|
A landscape median is a raised landscaped island located along the center-line of a street that narrows the adjacent travel lanes.
Placed at the entrance of a neighborhood, the median can serve as both a gateway into the neighborhood and a way to slow down traffic.
Traffic circles are raised islands, placed in intersections, around which traffic circulates. Circles are used for calming intersections where large vehicle traffic is not a major concern but speed, volume, and safety are problems.
Speed humps are rounded raised areas of asphalt placed across the roadway. A speed hump provides the most aggressive form of traffic calming and is beneficial in locations where low speeds are desired.
(parabolic / full or split)
|Circles with or
without outer rings
(Permanent / Occasional)
||General Use Signs
||Chicanes ("S" Shapes)
Controls / Tricks
|Narrowing / Neckdowns
|Adjacent Landscaping / Streetscapes