Speed Humps

Office

  • Physical Address
  • Municipal Plaza Building
    114 W. Commerce, 6th Floor
    San Antonio, TX 78205   
  • Mailing Address
  • P.O. Box 839966
    San Antonio, TX 78283-3966
  • Phone
  • 210.207.8022

Staff

  • Mike Frisbie, P.E.
    Director and City Engineer
  • Anthony Chukwudolue, P.E.
    Deputy Director
  • Razi Hosseini, P.E.
    Deputy Director
  • Christie Chapman
    Assistant Director
  • Arthur Reinhardt, P.E., C.F.M.
    Assistant Director
  • Nefi Garza, P.E.
    Assistant Director
  • Paul Berry
    Chief Communications Officer
Speed Humps: Speed Humps

Speed humps are pre-formed rubber cushions applied to the road surface and are uncomfortable to negotiate at high operating speeds.

Advantages

  • Effective in reducing vehicle speeds
  • Relatively easy for bicyclists to cross

Disadvantages

  • Makes traveling on the roadway uncomfortable for motorists and may increase noise
  • Increases emergency vehicle response time by 8-10 seconds when installed in pairs
  • Requires continuous maintenance

Eligibility Considerations

  • A completed traffic calming request form, containing signatures of 2/3 of the residents whose property lies along the street segment of the study area
  • The street segment must be primarily a residential street or provide access to abutting residential properties
  • Street must not have more than one lane of travel in each direction
  • Must not be a designated as an arterial street on the Major Thoroughfare Plan
  • Speed limit must be 30 mph
  • The street segment must be at least a 1/4 mile long without interruption by a traffic control device or other traffic calming feature
  • The street segment must not be within 1/4 mile from a Fire Department facility that it significantly interferes with emergency vehicle operations

 

Reduced Speed          

Enhanced Safety          

Reduced Volume          

Maintenance