Traffic calming is the practice of combining physical measures to reduce the negative impacts of motor vehicle use by altering driver behavior and to improve the environment for non-motorized street users.
Listed on this page is information on the most commonly installed traffic calming devices. View information on the City of Greenville's Neighborhood Traffic Calming Process (PDF).
To request information about traffic calming in your neighborhood, send your name, address, and the nature of your request by email or call our office at 864-467-4360.
Traffic Calming Vote Results
Vote tallies for neighborhood traffic calming ballots are posted for 2 weeks on this page.
|Install a speed hump at or near #107 Meyers Dr.||76.5%||23.5%||Passed|
|Install a speed hump at or near #208 Meyers Dr.||71.8%||28.2%||Passed|
|Install a speed hump between #235 and #307 Meyers Dr.||73.0%||27.0%||Passed|
|Install a speed hump at or near #111 Seminole Dr.||70.6%||29.4%||Passed|
|Install a speed hump at or near #126 Sunset Dr.||72.7%||27.3%||Passed|
|Install one speed hump at or near #7 Cothran St.||95.4%||4.6%||Passed|
|Install one speed hump at or near #18 Warner St.||96.5%||3.5%||Passed|
|Install one speed hump at or near #12 McDaniel Ct.||91.4%||8.6%||Passed|
|Install a permanent barrier at the existing island to prohibit traffic entering McPherson Lane from Augusta Street, reducing traffic to one-way exiting the neighborhood between Cothran Street and the existing island.||76.6%||23.4%||Passed|
A landscape median is a raised landscaped island located along the center-line of a street that narrows the adjacent travel lanes.
Placed at the entrance of a neighborhood, the median can serve as both a gateway into the neighborhood and a way to slow down traffic.
Traffic circles are raised islands, placed in intersections, around which traffic circulates. Circles are used for calming intersections where large vehicle traffic is not a major concern but speed, volume, and safety are problems.
Speed humps are rounded raised areas of asphalt placed across the roadway. A speed hump provides the most aggressive form of traffic calming and is beneficial in locations where low speeds are desired.
(parabolic / full or split)
|Circles with or
without outer rings
(Permanent / Occasional)
||General Use Signs
||Chicanes ("S" Shapes)
Controls / Tricks
|Narrowing / Neckdowns
|Adjacent Landscaping / Streetscapes