Speed humps

Speed humps are used on residential streets near schools and parks.

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.

Where can a speed hump be installed

The City installs and pays for speed humps on local streets, especially next to schools and parks.

Speed humps are not permitted on:

  • A street designated as an emergency response route
  • A street adjacent to a fire hall or hospital
  • Bus routes
  • A street in an industrial area used by trucks
  • Steep grades or sharp curves
  • Collector or arterial streets
  • Cul-de-sacs or dead-end streets

Request a speed hump

  1. Check that your speed hump request meets our criteria (excessive traffic speed and volume; proximity to a school, park, or bikeway) and has support from your neighbours.
  2. Download and complete the Speed Hump Request Form, and mail it to the address noted on the form.

How we handle your request

  1. We complete a vehicle volume and speed survey, typically during the spring and fall, and analyze the results.
  2. 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.
  3. To approve your request, we need at least 30% of notified residents to respond, and at least 50% to support your request.
  4. 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.

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.

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Last modified: Thu, 21 Nov 2013 14:49:07