Speeding in Neighborhood – Signatures Needed!

UPDATE: 22 May, 2018

After waiting several additional weeks, I still only received a total of only five household signatures to forward to the City for processing. Despite numerous complaints of speeding, this is the result. Unfortunately, this is as far as this issue will go. We do not have enough official interest to move forward.


At the request of MANY of our neighbors, I have been coordinating with the City of Madison to help curtail speeding in our neighborhood. They have already performed a preliminary assessment, and are considering the following streets for traffic calming devices (such as speed bumps):

To progress further, the City needs to see documented evidence of interest, and toward that end, they have provided us with petition forms for each area. We need signatures (one per household) from the residences on the potentially impacted streets. Please click on the petition form for the street you live on, sign, and return. You can either drop it off in my mailbox, scan and email to me at (president@lpna.org) or send it to me at – John Hansen, 9330 Ancient Oak Lane, Verona – 53593.

Please return the signed petitions to me as per the guidance above by April 1, 2018. I will then forward the collected petitions to the City so they can take the next step. I will keep everyone updated on progress.

For more information, please see the following:

City of Madison Traffic Management Program

The Neighborhood Traffic Management Program is a tool for residents to participate in traffic calming plans in their neighborhood, which may be considered by the City of Madison.

Neighborhood Speed Watch Program

One of the tools the City uses to educate drivers about speeding is the Neighborhood Speed Watch Program. This is a tool that the City offers to residents to use to educate drivers about speeding in their neighborhood. With guidance from the Traffic Engineering Division and support from the Madison Police Department, city residents set up and monitor speed display boards on selected neighborhood streets. The boards display the street speed limit as well as the actual travel speed of passing cars. Important: Volunteers must have a car at the project site so that the speed display board can be hooked up to the vehicle’s cigarette lighter. While monitoring the speed display board, volunteers should keep a tally of the motorists’ speeds (special forms are provided for this purpose). This information is used to determine average speed and to help gauge the program’s effectiveness. Volunteers return the speed display board to the City Traffic Engineering office. Residents may borrow the equipment again if the speeding problem recurs.

Online Reporting (Madison’s “Report a Problem” page.

The above link allows residents to report speeders in their area.