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All across metro Detroit, thousands of speed bumps will be installed in Detroit neighborhoods this year to encourage safer driving on residential streets. According to Fox 2 news, approximately 3,000 speed bumps will be installed as part of the Speed Hump program. Residents may also apply for speed bumps to be installed in their neighborhoods as well. The Department of Public Works in Detroit will accept applications until the end of February before considering options. Dayo Akinyemi, DPW Deputy Director released a statement saying, “Speeding and reckless driving have become a huge public health and safety concern, and speed humps have been not only popular, but effective in reducing speeds in many residential neighborhoods. This program came about because we listened to the concerns of our residents and developed a solution the community has wholeheartedly embraced.”

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As of 2021, the city installed 5,550 speed bumps, up about a thousand from the original plan. Right now 7,000 plus speed bumps have been instilled in the city.

Please note that the criteria for prioritizing speed hump installation is as follows:

  • Local residential streets with speed limit of 25 mph
  • Priority given to streets adjacent to active schools and parks
  • DPD records of speeding and vehicle crashes
  • Street used as known “cut through” to or from a major road
  • Block housing density
  • Number of school-aged children
  • Resident support on the block and valid request made