Neighborhood Traffic Calming

Federal Highway Administration and Institute of Traffic Engineers Definition of Traffic Calming

The primary purpose of traffic calming is to support the livability and vitality of residential and commercial areas through improvements in non-motorist safety, mobility, and comfort. These objectives are typically achieved by reducing vehicle speeds or volumes on a single street or a street network. Traffic calming measures consist of horizontal, vertical, lane narrowing, roadside, and other features that use self-enforcing physical or psycho-perception means to produce desired effects.

Federal Highway Administration (FTA) Traffic Calming

Recent Projects/Studies

4th Street Improvements

The 4th Street Rehabilitation Project added the principles of the Complete Streets Policy by expanding the sidewalk to incorporate bike lanes and reducing the width of the motor vehicle lanes, thereby reducing the speed at which motor vehicles travel.

3rd Street Rehabilitation Concepts

After neighborhood feedback, the following items show some of the rehabilitation concepts for determination and implementation in 2021.

Third Street Rehabilitation Concept Images (2021)

Progress Notes to Date (Feb 2020)

Please contact the Estes Park Public Works Department with any questions or concerns at 970-577-3587 or email