The City of Bloomington City Council has received requests for action from area residents regarding neighborhood traffic issues of vehicular speeding and cut through traffic. As a result, the Council has worked with the Traffic and Transportation Commission and City Staff to develop traffic management (formerly traffic calming) programs and policies to address these resident concerns.
Traffic Management Programs
There are two parts to the Traffic Management program, Local Street and Collector Street. Local streets are the streets that go into neighborhoods and provide access from a residence to a collector street. A collector street is a street that collects the traffic from the local streets and carries it to a higher classified street that is designated to carry the traffic throughout the city and metro area. The City of Bloomington functional roadway classification map from the city's Comprehensive Plan 2008 shows the designated street classifications (any street designated lower than a collector, i.e. local street, is not marked on the legend of the map).
2019 Collector Street
- Logan Avenue - from W 98th Street to W 92nd Street - Design Concept Phase
Past Projects and Studies
Portland Avenue Multi-Modal Corridor Study
Highwood Drive Corridor Study
This section is dedicated to sharing information about traffic calming and different traffic calming techniques - articles, websites with related information, studies, etc.
- FAQ - Video Camera's at Signalized Intersections
- Traffic Calming ... for Communities
Institute of Transportation Engineers Web site.
- Guidelines for the Conversion of 4-lane Undivided Roadways to 3-lane 2-wayLeft-turn Lane Facilities
Iowa State University's Institute for Transportation web site.
Three Lane Streets
Rectangle Rapid Flashing Beacons (RRFB)
- Download the CEAM presentation
- ITE.org - Institute of Transportation Engineers
- LRRB.org - Minnesota Local Road Research Board
For more information about Traffic Management Programs or Traffic Calming contact
Paul Jarvis, Traffic Management Coordinator - 952-563-4548 or Pjarvis@BloomingtonMN.gov