Neighborhood Traffic Calming Program (NTCP)

City of Modesto has developed a Neighborhood Traffic Calming Program (NTCP) with the goal of improving safety and the quality of life for residents by reducing the impacts of speeding vehicles, cut-through traffic and careless drivers in residential neighborhoods, funded by Measure L Local Control Traffic Management funds.

How it Works

To achieve the program goal, the City has established a framework for the selection, application, and design of appropriate traffic calming and pedestrian safety improvement measures in the City of Modesto.  This program serves as a toolbox of traffic calming pedestrian safety improvement measures including guidelines for their selection and placement.  

  1. Step One
  2. Step Two
  3. Step Three
  4. Step Four
  5. Step Five

Step One

Step Description

Residents and property owners see a need for action

How it Works

Document your concerns, and confirm that your street is appropriate for traffic calming (local streets or minor collectors, with a posted speed limit of 25 to 35 miles per hour).


General Plan Figure V-1 Circulation Diagram (Appendix A)

Priority Ranking Information

  1. Safety
  2. Location
  3. Policies
  4. Financial


Correctable Accident Records

  • 5 points for each Fatality 
  • 4 points for each Suspected Serious Injury 
  • 3 points for each Suspected Minor Injury 
  • 2 points for each Possible Injury 
  • 1 point for each Property Damage Only

Vehicle Speeds

  • 2 points for each 5 percent of vehicles that exceed 10 mph of posted limit

Vehicle Count

  • 2 points for each 1,000 vehicles of Average Daily Traffic Volume

Pedestrian Use

  • 1 point for each 500 pedestrians per day (If data is collected)

Annual Implementation Schedule

A schedule of program milestones for the current fiscal year, and annual milestones has been developed.

Annual Outreach “Call for Projects”
June 30
Annual Cut Off for Project Submissions
September 30
Annual Review of Submitted Projects
October 30
Annual Development of Priority Ranking for Qualifying Projects
November 30
Annual Selection of Projects
December 31
Annual Notification of Selected Projects
January 31
Program Update
December, 2023

Submit an Application

Submit an application online, on our website, or by mail.

By Online Application

 Neighborhood Traffic Calming Program Online Application.

By Email

Email LDE Permits
Subject:  Traffic Calming Application

By Mail

City of Modesto 
Transportation Engineering & Design Division
1010 10th Street
Modesto, CA  95354

Neighborhood Traffic Calming Program Documents