What Options Are Available?
The City of Phoenix offers multiple options for residents to pursue when it comes to adding traffic calming features to their neighborhood. If motorists traveling at an excessive speed is an issue in your neighborhood, you may wish to explore the following:
Speed humps are asphalt mounds placed on roadways for the purpose of slowing traffic. Speed humps are different than speed cushions, which are commonly seen in parking lots or on private streets. The City of Phoenix only installs speed humps on public streets. The process to obtain a speed hump is resident-driven, with the community's involvement needed to demonstrate support for a permanent infrastructure change.
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Speed cushions can help control speeding on neighborhood streets, by reducing average speeds. Unlike traditional police enforcement, speed cushions provide continuous mitigation. They may also help discourage cut-through traffic by diverting it elsewhere without slowing emergency vehicle response times. The process to obtain a speed cushion is resident-driven, with the community's involvement needed to demonstrate support for a permanent infrastructure change.
Learn more about the process to add a speed cushion
Phoenix Police Department Speeding or Traffic Issues Hotline
If speeding or other traffic issues are a concern in your neighborhood, call 602-534-SPEED or 602-534-7733. Please note, those are non-emergency numbers.
The traffic complaint hotline may also be reached via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Phoenix Police Department will assign an officer to handle the traffic issue. During normal business hours the hotline is monitored by an officer to take your comments, complaints or questions. After normal business hours, you will reach a message recorder. A Phoenix police officer will call or e-mail you back.