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Traffic Calming

Baltimore County now has a Traffic Calming (PDF) program that can assist residents concerned by traffic speed and safety on their neighborhood roads. Options could include traffic circles, speed humps, pedestrian refuge islands, or narrowing driving lanes with curb extensions to discourage speeders while allowing for safer pedestrian crossings.

Once you have read the policy, you can apply for calming devices in your neighborhood.

Once an application is received, County traffic engineers will review and analyze the speeds and vehicle volumes in these neighborhoods. Where needed, they will recommend traffic calming measures based on each site's characteristics and identified problems.

To find out more, send an e-mail to, or call 410-887-3554.

Revised March 28, 2012

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