What is it? Traffic Calming is the practice of managing speeds and or volume of traffic in residential streets by using one or more of the following approaches.
The Town of North Kingstown currently services over 560 roadways encompassing over 160 miles. Like many other communities in South County, North Kingstown is experiencing a growth in population as well as an increase in vehicular traffic due to industry and general passage. Most residents would agree that motor vehicle speed, volume, accidents and the safety of pedestrians are top quality of life issues in North Kingstown. By implementing the Traffic Calming program the North Kingstown Police Department intends to reduce vehicular speeds and promote safe and pleasant conditions for residents, motorists, bicyclists, and pedestrians alike.
It all starts with the police department. If you believe motorists routinely drive too fast in your neighborhood, call the police department at 401-294-3316, ext. 8235
Requests must include the following information:
Your request will alert police officers to speeding problems and will bring extra patrols to the spot. A police officer will visit the spot at least three times for streets with significant problems.
Make your request by emailing Lt. James Robinson.