Making Neighborhood Streets Safer
Speed humps are a primary tool to address traffic speeds and make our neighborhoods more comfortable for people who live, walk, bike, and play there. We plan to install up to 500 speed humps on an annual basis. That’s between 40 and 50 miles of traffic-calmed streets each year!
Speed humps in the City of Boston
Boston’s speed humps are not like the speed bumps you may encounter in a parking lot.
Speed humps are gradual mounds of asphalt built into the pavement. They are about 3 inches high and between 12 and 14 feet long. Speed humps are comfortable to drive over at 20 miles per hour or less.
We paint white triangles on the street and install yellow “Speed Hump” signs so drivers are aware.