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Traffic Control Requests

The City has a neighborhood traffic management program via the Traffic Education Program. The program exists to promote a safe transportation network through education, law enforcement, and engineering solutions. To submit a traffic issue for review, complete the attached form, and mail to the attention of Transportation Division Supervisor at 4100 Norfolk St., West Linn, OR 97068 or email to streets@westlinnoregon.gov.
 

Traffic Education Program meetings are open to the public and meet on the last Thursday of every other month to review new requests and complaints.  The schedule of meetings are listed below for the 2015 calendar year.

Citizens wishing to receive more information about the Traffic Education Program can call Public Works at 503-656-6081.  For general questions about traffic control devices, you can view our Frequently Asked Questions Page.

* All meetings begin promptly at 1pm and are located at West Linn City Hall

Schedule of Traffic Education Program meetings open to the public:

January 29, 2015

March 26, 2015

May 28, 2015

July 30, 2015

September 24, 2015

November 26, 2015

 

Processes and Policies of the Traffic Education Program

Traffic control requests/complaints must be received at least 1 week prior to the next public meeting in order to be put on the agenda.  Request received after that cutoff will be added to the agenda for the next scheduled meeting.

Step 1 - Citizen or association submits a formal application to participate in the program via the City's Traffic Control Request/Investigation Form (available as an attachment at bottom of page).

Step 2 - Staff places submitted requests on the agenda for the next Traffic Education Program Meeting and invites citizens that submitted applicable requests to attend (attendance is not required to have request reviewed).

Step 3 - After review of the issue during the Traffic Education Program meeting, and hearing testimony from interested citizens, the City will investigate the issue via a variety of steps which may include but are not limited to: speed studies, vehicular counts, and traffic accident history.  The City will also use a standardized scoring system to review requests which takes into account traffic speeds, accidents, proximity to schools, and access to pedestrian paths (sidewalks).  The score of this system is an indication of the severity of the issue and can validate the recommendation of the committee.

Step 4 - Staff reviews results of studies and scoring system and provides a recommendation which can range from education and increased law enforcement, to installation of traffic calming devices and/or other engineering solutions.

* The review process and subsequent installation of traffic calming measures is a long-term process that can take several months to complete.  The more extensive, and expensive the request, the longer the review process will take. Such requests require more research and installation of actual traffic control measures require sourcing of materials, can at times be weather dependent, and may require coordination with other entities such as the School District, Clackamas County or the Oregon Department of Transportation .

* If after the review process a request does not warrant installation of traffic control devices or other engineering solutions, the request will revert to education and enforcement options.