speed humps along road with cars parked

Photo by SFMTA Photography Department

The SFMTA’s Residential Traffic Calming Program allows residents who are concerned about speeding on their block to apply for traffic calming improvements for their street.

Different types of traffic calming are appropriate on different types of streets – most often it involves physical safety improvements such as speed humps, speed cushions, speed tables, raised crosswalks, median islands, traffic circles, changes to lane widths, and lane shifting.
Residents who are concerned about speeding on their block must submit an application, including a petition signed by their neighbors. 

Learn more about application requirements from the SFMTA

SFMTA is accepting applications beginning on July 1, 2023 and applications will be evaluated on a rolling, quarterly basis. 

The Transportation Authority has dedicated millions annually to support planning, design, and construction related to the traffic calming program with funding from San Francisco’s half-cent sales tax for transportation.