Plantation Acres Traffic Calming Plan

On March 7th, 2020, the first Neighborhood Information Meeting for the Plantation Acres Traffic Calming Plan was held at Carrboro Town Hall. There were over 40 people in attendance and town staff received over 30 comment forms, which residents used to identify the problem areas related to vehicle speeds, volumes, conflicts, and other concerns observed in their neighborhood. The feedback received was aggregated based on location and type of issue identified (selected from a set of 5) to help show patterns within the neighborhood and identify the locations where the most issues were observed.

What we heard

Based on location, the distribution of comments received is below:

  • Carol Street: 41%
  • Lorraine Street: 17%
  • Lisa Drive: 11%
  • Simpson Street: 10%
  • James Street: 10%
  • All other streets: 11%

Based on type of traffic calming concern, the distribution of comments received is:

  • Speeding: 27%
  • Conflicts with Bikes and Pedestrians: 19%
  • Peak Hour Volume: 18%
  • Total Daily Volume: 15%
  • Turning Vehicles: 13%
  • Other: 8%

In addition to the discussion that occurring on March 7th, the neighbors of Plantation Acres compiled a number of comments through use of a Google Group, during a discussion about potential traffic calming modifications for the neighborhood. Those have been provided to the Town to be included in project documentation and can be viewed at the link below.

Plantation Acres Google Group Documentation

A visual summary of the feedback received during the March 7th meeting can be viewed on the map at the link below.

Plantation Acres Feedback Summary Map

The traffic data collected by the Town and the Lloyd Farm TIA consultant, which was presented at the March 7th meeting can be viewed at the link below.

Plantation Acres Traffic Data Map

The Traffic Impact Analysis report, which was prepared by Kimley-Horn, as part of the Lloyd Farm rezoning request, prepared in April 2019 can be accessed at the link below.

Lloyd Farm Traffic Impact Analysis Report

Information about traffic calming, as developed by the Federal Highway Administration, can be found below.

FHWA Traffic Calming Primer

Town Staff are currently working to develop a concept plan to provide potential options for traffic calming alternatives to alleviate the issues identified during the March 7th meeting. Due to the current restrictions the Town has put in place to better limit the spread of COVID-19, we do not have a timeline for when we would anticipate future meetings to discuss traffic calming recommendations or questions about the Lloyd Farm Traffic Impact Analysis.

Any additional questions or comments can be submitted to the Town’s Transportation Planner via email at zhallock@townofcarrboro.org or at 919-918-7329.