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The Traffic and Transportation Division: 

  • reviews development plans and proposals to ensure responsible growth within the City related to transportation issues and public infrastructure
  • provides engineering services for the safe and efficient movement of people and commerce throughout the City
  • plans for future traffic needs 
  • oversees City traffic signal operations
  • and promotes the use of alternative transportation modes to reduce traffic demand and congestion.

Traffic Improvement Program (Final Report)

The Traffic Improvement Program report represents the 2010 review of the City of Salinas’ (City) Traffic Fee Ordinance (TFO) program and, where appropriate, makes adjustments to the development impact fee based upon completed street construction, and revised project descriptions and cost estimates.

Neighborhood Traffic Management Program (Traffic Calming)

The City of Salinas has adopted a Neighborhood Traffic Management Program (NTMP) to address and resolve Salinas neighborhood traffic concerns. These new tools and their appropriate applications provide a response to the negative effects of speeding and traffic volumes on Salinas neighborhood streets. The Institute of Transportation Engineers defines “traffic calming” as “the combination of mainly physical measures that reduce the negative effects of motor vehicle use, alter driver behavior, and improve conditions for non-motorized street users.”

Traffic and Transportation Commission

The Traffic and Transportation Commission makes recommendations regarding improvements to traffic flow and safety on City streets, locations of traffic control devices, speed zones, and traffic islands.  The Commission advises on the safe use of public streets, crosswalks, sidewalks, alleys, parking lots, and curb parking.  The Commission studies and makes recommendations regarding municipal transportation systems. 

The Traffic and Transportation Commission meets the second Thursday of each month at 7:00 p.m. in the City Council Rotunda.   Please call (831) 758-7241 for general information or questions regarding agendas or minutes.  Please visit our Commission Page for more information. 


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