Traffic Calming Committee Surveys Some Natomas Park Residents

Natomas Park residents who live in the area around Heron School this week received correspondence from the City of Sacramento about traffic calming measures in the works for their neighborhood.

The lavender-colored newsletter and a yellow-colored traffic survey have been sent to each home within the Heron Park study area which is bounded by Club Center Drive to the north, Northborough Drive to the west, North Park Drive to the south, and Natomas Boulevard to the east.

The Heron Park Traffic Calming Committee was formed out of a community meeting held in November 2007. The group of eight volunteers attended a traffic workshop in January and met for the first time in February with city officials to start the study process.

The committee identified several intersections and streets which will be the subject of speed and traffic volume counts by the city. These counts, along with those surveys which are completed and returned, will help guide the committee’s suggestions for traffic calming measures.

Traffic calming measures include, but are not limited to:

  • Signs
  • Striping
  • Speed Humps
  • Traffic Circles
  • Parking Modifications

The Heron Park traffic calming process is expected to take about nine months and has a budget of $25,000. Traffic calming measures recommended by the Heron Park committee will be voted on by area residents prior to their implementation.

Click here to read the newsletter and here for the survey, which can be printed and dropped off at Heron School, The Club at Natomas Park, or mailed in to the city.


  1. Good news! Definitely needed effort. Thanks volunteers for taking this project on!

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