In 2010, the City of Sugar Land approved the Neighborhood Traffic Policy to help address concerns about traffic conditions within local neighborhoods. This policy established consistent procedures to address traffic-related issues that may occur along residential streets. Therefore both residents and staff can use the procedures on how the resident can submit a traffic issue request, how staff evaluates and studies the issue, if the study warrants a traffic change, and how the changes are implemented.
The Neighborhood Speed Watch program is based on the speed control procedures from the Neighborhood Traffic Policy. When a resident submits a speed issue request, staff can inform the person of their option to conduct the speed watch program. If a roadway is classified as a local street or collector, then the resident or HOA can submit an application.
The staff agrees to loan a radar speed dolly to the applicant, and this resident or HOA must agree to monitor the speed dolly when in use. Once the study is complete, the speed dolly is returned, and staff analyzes the speed data. If a speeding issue exists, then staff will share the data with the Police Department. More information can be found on the Speed Watch Program Brochure/Application.