Neighborhood Traffic Management Program (NTMP) for neighborhood streets represents the commitment of the City of Killeen to the safety and livability of residential neighborhoods. It is a joint effort between residents, the Public Works Department, Engineering, and Killeen Police Department (KPD) to reduce the impact of traffic. The NTMP provides a process for identifying and addressing traffic concerns. Under the program, Public Works, Engineering staff and KPD work with residents to evaluate the type and severity of traffic issues. Through active participation by citizens, we can identify the problem, plan the approach, implement solutions, and evaluate their effectiveness.
The city of Killeen places a high value on neighborhood livability. Although livability has no precise definition, it can be thought of as encompassing the following characteristics:
The ability of residents to feel safe and secure in their neighborhoods.
The opportunity to interact socially with neighbors without distractions or threats.
The ability to experience a sense of home and privacy.
A sense of community and neighborhood identity.
A balanced relationship between multiple uses and needs of a neighborhood.
Traffic management plays a vital role in the promotion these characteristics.
The overall goals of the NTMP are derived from existing city policy. They are:
Encourage and promote citizen involvement in all phases of traffic management activities.
Improve neighborhood livability by reducing the speed and impact of vehicular traffic.
Promote safe and pleasant conditions for residents, pedestrians, bicyclists, and motorists.
Utilize city resources efficiently by prioritizing traffic management requests.
The program consists of a two-phase process. Phase I focuses on passive, less-restrictive measures. This includes educational programs, enforcement, pavement markings, and signage. Should “Phase I” actions prove ineffective, more restrictive “Phase II” methods and physical devices may be considered, based on certain threshold criteria.