Speed Hump Policy

City of Monroe Speed Hump Policy

It is the policy of the City of Monroe to consider requests for speed humps as outlined below:

  • Residents who desire the installation of speed humps may request the City to initiate a feasibility study by submitting a written request to the City Engineer. Upon receipt of a written request the City Engineer will determine the speed hump study area. The speed hump study area shall include all properties that would reasonably be affected by the installation of speed humps.
  • The City Engineer will provide the individual requesting the feasibility study with a copy of the designated speed hump study area. A petition bearing the signatures, printed name, and address of at least 60% of the property owners residing in the area where the speed humps are requested shall be submitted to the City before further action on the speed hump request is taken. The petition shall include a statement indicating the street name(s) that the speed humps are requested and a signature line for each resident signing the petition with their street address. Only one signature will be counted per residence.
  • The Street upon which the speed humps are to be installed shall be:
    • Classified as a local street
    • Residential in nature with a posted speed limit of 25 mph
    • Determined to have a vertical profile (grade) of less than 10%
  • The City Engineer will review the traffic on the street when a valid request through petitioning is made. Components of this review may include traffic counts, speed studies, and accident analysis. Alternative traffic control options will be evaluated as part of this review.
  • The City Engineer, in analyzing the request for speed humps, shall be responsible for soliciting input from emergency services, utilities (private and public) and other key agencies. The City Manager may determine that the installation of speed humps on a street is not feasible due to the disruption of emergency response equipment and other essential services.
  • Existing speed humps may be removed if a petition with signatures from 60% of the affected properties is obtained, or where traffic circulation and safety concerns justify their removal as determined by the City Manager.