Can I Get a Speed Hump on My Street?
In order for a speed hump to be installed, a local street must meet
the criteria listed in
Hump Resolution 2000-98 passed by City Council.
While a speed hump can be useful
in slowing traffic on a local street, there are also effects that
some residents find undesirable.
and Cons of Speed Humps
If you would like to find out if your street qualifies for a speed hump, fill out the request form at Request Lakewood below. The Transportation
Engineering Division will then conduct a traffic
If the study shows that a street meets the minimum
requirements for traffic volume and speed violation, we will send you a petition to circulate among
the residents of the street.
A minimum of 95 percent of
the households in the block where the speed hump is requested must sign
the petition and 80 percent must be in favor of the hump for the street
to be eligible.
The installation costs associated
with speed humps are shared 50/50 with one-half paid by homeowners. The City pays the other half and all maintenance costs.
Current total cost
is $1500. The residents' cost is $750.
PLEASE NOTE: You must live on a
street in order to request a speed hump on that street.