If your street seems like the track at a NASCAR race, you’ll be glad to know the City’s 2018 Speed Hump application cycle will open at 8:00 a.m. September 12, when this link goes live: http://ladot.lacity.org/how-do-i/request-speed-humps. The link will remain open until the maximum number of requests that can be processed in 2018 is received. In the past, that number was 450 citywide (just 30 per Council District Office). If you’d like a speed hump in your neighborhood, it is important to complete your application as soon as the application site is live.
Speed Humps are designed to reduce vehicular speed on residential local or collector streets that have a single lane of travel in each direction. While generally effective in reducing vehicle speeds and volume, speed humps also have disadvantages such as the potential for increased vehicle noise when traversing the hump as well as increased emergency vehicle response times, and damage to your car’s suspension.
LEARN MORE about L.A.’s Speed Hump program. For more information about how you can apply for a speed hump in your neighborhood, speed hump guidelines and frequently asked questions, visit ladot.lacity.org/how-do-i/request-speed-humps.