Speed humps are installed to reduce the speed of traffic.
Speed humps are spaced evenly along a block, 50 to 90 metres apart, and are located 10 to 30 metres from an intersection.
Criteria where a speed hump can be installed
The City installs and pays for speed humps on local streets, especially streets:
- Near schools and parks
- With bike routes where there is excessive speeding
We don't install speed humps on streets that are:
- Bus routes
- Collector or arterial streets
- Cul-de-sacs or dead-ends
- Emergency response routes
- Next to fire halls and hospitals
- Sharply curved
- Used by trucks in industrial areas
Request a speed hump on a street
- Check that your speed hump request meets our criteria above and has support from at least 30% of your neighbours.
- Download and complete the Speed Hump Request Form, and mail it to the address noted on the form.
- Speed Hump Request Form (28 KB)
How we handle your request
- We complete a vehicle volume and speed survey, typically during the spring and fall, and analyze the results.
- We notify you and your neighbours of the survey outcome. If the criteria for speed humps are met, we send a letter to all residents on the street about the speed hump request and ask for their support.
- To approve your request, we need at least 30% of notified residents to respond, and at least 50% to support your request.
- Once approved, we prioritize your request based on its score. Typically, we are able to construct speed humps on 20 to 30 streets per year.
Request a speed hump in a lane
If speeding is a problem in your back lane, please contact 3-1-1.
If speeding is still a problem
If speed humps are installed on your block and speeding is still an issue, contact the Vancouver Police Department non-emergency line at 604-717-3321.