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Detroit announces 2022 Speed Hump program: Up to 3,000 planned for safer neighborhoods; residents can apply now


Detroit announces 2022 Speed Hump program: Up to 3,000 planned for safer neighborhoods; residents can apply now

  • Residents have until end of February to apply at www.detroitmi.gov/dpw
  • 2021 program was record setting with 5,550 speed humps, 1,000 more than planned and 7000 to date

Detroit – The City of Detroit Department of Public Works (DPW) plans to install as many as 3000 speed hump in 2022 along City residential streets that qualify. Detroiters who want speed humps on their streets have until the end of February to apply and be considered for this year’s program.

Earlier last year, Mayor Mike Duggan announced that the city would install 4,500 speed humps on residential streets to address speeding and safety concerns. DPW exceeded that number by more than 1000, ending the year with a record-setting 5,550 speed humps installed. To date, over 7000 speed humps have been installed.

“Speeding and reckless driving have become a huge public health and safety concern and speed humps have been not only popular, but effective in reducing speeds in many residential neighborhoods,” said Dayo Akinyemi, DPW deputy director. “This program came about because we listened to the concerns of our residents and developed a solution the community has wholeheartedly embraced.”

Prior requests will not need to be resubmitted, as they have already been evaluated for possible inclusion in this year’s program. Akinyemi also pointed out that a small number of speed humps approved last year that were not installed by the end of construction season due to ongoing utility or resurfacing work will be among the first for this year. Please check this map to see all of the approved locations through 2021.

Residents can Take Part and apply by visiting the City of Detroit website: https://detroitmi.gov/departments/department-public-works/complete-streets/traffic-calming

As a reminder, the criteria that we consider for prioritizing speed hump installations are as follows:

  • Local residential streets with speed limit of 25 mph
  • Priority given to streets adjacent to active schools and parks
  • DPD records of speeding and vehicle crashes
  • Street used as known “cut through” to or from a major road
  • Block housing density
  • Amount of school-aged children
  • Resident support on the block and valid request made