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City of Bryan, Texas



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Local Area Traffic Management

The City of Bryan’s Local Area Traffic Management (LATM) Program was established in 2016 in order to address speeding concerns on residential roadways. The program is citizen driven and runs on a yearly cycle with the deadline for submissions being April 1st of each year. If you believe that there is speeding on your roadway, you or another resident that lives on the roadway may submit the roadway segment to the LATM program. If the city traffic study finds that there is an adverse level of speeding, the roadway will be eligible for the installation of speed mitigation devices.

LATM Requests

If you would like your street considered for speed mitigation devices, please download and review the information in the application packet, fill out and sign the request form, and return it to:

City of Bryan
Local Area Traffic Management Program
Municipal Service Center
PO Box 1000
Bryan, TX 77805

If you have any questions about LATM, please call 979.209.5900.

Frequently asked questions about traffic management

Can a stop sign be installed on my residential street?

All stop signs are installed based on an engineering study and engineering judgment. If you would like to request a stop sign, please call 979-209-5900 and ask to speak to the Traffic Engineer. We will conduct a traffic study at the intersection to determine if a stop sign is warranted based on national traffic engineering standards. The City of Bryan does not install stop signs to control vehicle speed in accordance with TxMUTCD standards. Primarily this is because motorists subconsciously or consciously come to realize that’s the purpose of the stop sign and they begin to disregard it. They will begin to roll through the stop sign when no traffic is present and then that diminishes the authority of all stop signs in the neighborhood. In addition, motorists will often speed up in between these stop signs to make up the time they feel they have lost. All of this reduces the safety of the neighborhood.

Can parking be prohibited on my residential street?

No parking signage is installed on citizen requested roadway segments only after the roadway has been observed and unsafe conditions have been found.

The primary reason for installing no parking signage is to ensure at least one 12-14 foot wide travel lane for emergency services and solid waste services. As a reminder, no parking signage prohibits parking for all motorists.

For the City Ordinances pertaining to no parking please see Chapter 118, Division 3, Section 118.

Forcing cars to take turns traveling in each direction on a residential street is not considered to be a problem that needs to be corrected. In fact, this is a natural way to slow down traffic on a residential street.

Beyond these situations described, it is illegal to park in front of a fire hydrant or too close to a crosswalk. If there are cars that chronically park in these areas, we can observe the situation and post a No Parking sign if it is warranted.

Can I request a lower speed limit on my residential street?

Through the LATM program, a street can be signed for 25 miles per hour. This will only occur if the traffic study performed on the street finds that the 85th percentile speed (the speed at or below which 85 percent of drivers travel on a road segment) on the roadway is 25 miles per hour or less.

As a note, the legal speed limit on an unsigned residential street is 30 miles per hour in accordance with state law.

What is the speed limit in my residential alley?

State law defines the speed limit in residential alleys as 15 miles per hour.