On Friday, September 22, the Department of Transportation will open a new application cycle for speed humps on neighborhood streets. The city officially closed the speed hump program a few years ago, during a period of budget cutbacks, but it re-opened the program earlier this year, with applications now being taken during a specific time frame every six months. The next of these application opportunities starts on Friday at 8:00 a.m.
If you and your neighbors are interested in applying for speed humps on your block, go to http://ladot.lacity.org/how-do-i/request-speed-humps and click on the “Step 1” link, which helps you start the formal application process. After that, click on the “Step 2” link, which provides a petition form your neighbors will need to sign before the Department of Transportation can begin evaluating your application. The pages also contain links to documents called “What You Need To Know About Speed Humps” and “Speed Hump Evaluation Guidelines,” which explain more about the process and which types of streets do and do not qualify.
Please note that the city will accept only 30 applications per City Council district, and the application window will close for each council district as soon as that application limit is reached. (In some areas during the last application cycle, this limit was reached just minutes after the application period opened.) So please be ready to act quickly if you or your neighborhood would like to apply.
If you have any questions about the speed hump application process, you can contact Lan Nguyen at the Department of Transportation – [email protected] or (213) 972-5055…or your local city council field deputy. In City Council District 4, which covers much of the Buzz’s readership area, that would be Catherine Landers, Senior Field Deputy for City Council Member David Ryu, who can be reached at [email protected] or (323) 957-6415.