With 100 miles of streets in Oak Park, the Village Board relies on residents to help identify traffic issues on neighborhood streets. When issues are raised by residents, the Village uses an established review process that includes a resident-initiated petition, traffic data collection and analysis, public hearings and final action by the Village Board. Typical issues reviewed through this process include remedies for excessive vehicle crashes, traffic speeds and volumes, and pedestrian and bicyclist safety.
To effectively respond to resident-initiated petitions, the Village has developed a list of accepted options and analytical tools to help address and remedy common traffic problems on residential streets. In addition to the petition, this Traffic Calming Toolbox includes a scoring table that allows for consistent and objective evaluation of possible causes and a matrix of available measures that can be used to address most traffic issues.