Speed Humps (Street)
New Westminster residents can initiate a request for speed humps on local streets. This request will enable staff to determine if speed humps are the most appropriate measure for concerns raised. Note that this request process for speed humps is for local streets only (refer to the road classification map), and are not intended for streets that are:
- transit routes (refer to the bus routes map);
- very steep (generally less than 8% grade); or,
- primary emergency response routes
The request for speed humps on local streets is administered in accordance with the Speed Hump Policy that was endorsed by Council on July 8th, 2019.
Submitting a request form & paying the fee does not guarantee the installation of speed humps.
Step 1: The applicant submits the completed Speed Hump Request form (see below). City Engineering staff will screen the location for eligibility and advise the applicant on whether the request may proceed.
Step 2: If speed humps are considered by City staff as an appropriate speed management device for the street, the applicant will be required to pay a $100 processing fee per street block to the City identified in the request. (This fee and rate is established through the Engineering Fees & Rates Bylaw 7553, 2013.)
Step 3: After the City receives the required fee, staff will continue the review of the location including (if necessary) collecting traffic data to validate and quantify speeding concerns.
Step 4: If the technical review confirms a speeding issue exists and speed hump(s) are an appropriate intervention, the applicant will be required to survey their neighbours, complete the Speed Hump Survey (see below), and return it to the City.
Step 5: If the requested speed hump(s) are supported by at least 50% of all residents/businesses on the street block, upon final approval is given by Engineering staff, speed hump(s) will be installed by the City at the next appropriate installation cycle.
Note: These improvements are subject to capital funding availability and coordination with other projects that maybe occurring in the neighbourhood. Where approved requests exceed available funding, staff will prioritize implementation based on factors such as magnitude of the issue, location (e.g., near schools, seniors’ centres, etc.), and construction coordination opportunities.