Traffic Engineering Services

Responsibilities


Traffic Engineering is responsible for a wide variety of activities including:
  • Coordination of transit facilities
  • Design and operation of traffic signs and pavement markings
  • Design, operation and maintenance of traffic signals and street lights
  • Gilroy High Speed Rail Station area and alignment master planning
  • Long range transportation planning
  • Neighborhood traffic management
  • Pedestrian and cycling issues
  • Permits for on-street parking, construction and street events
  • Road and sidewalk maintenance
  • Short range transportation planning
  • Sidewalk repair and replacement program
  • Traffic signals and traffic safety
  • Traffic signs and pavement markings

Engineering & Traffic Survey (Speed Survey)


The Transportation Engineering Division conducts a citywide Engineering and Traffic Survey every seven years to establish speed limits and to ensure speed limits are set appropriately for current conditions. Please see the 2019 Speed Survey (PDF) for more details.

​Neighborhood Traffic Management Program (NTMP)

This program presents a programmatic approach to balance the needs of the community in relation to residential streets and aims to make residential streets more livable by providing opportunities for neighborhoods to participate in identifying and implementing solutions to their traffic concerns. One of the primary interests in developing a neighborhood traffic calming policy is to provide a clear structure for addressing the concerns of the city’s neighborhoods while spending an appropriate amount of staff time to address neighborhood traffic concerns. To learn more about the program please refer to the full Neighborhood Traffic Management Program document.