The Traffic Engineering Division strives to increase the efficiency and safety of the City’s transportation network.
This division of the Community Development Department is responsible for:
- Planning and operating the roadways, sidewalks and bikeways in the City to provide for the safe and efficient movement of people, goods and services within Pleasanton.
- Evaluating development proposals to determine their impacts to traffic flow and ascertain necessary mitigation.
- Balancing the needs of the different modes of transportation: walking, biking and driving.
- Has installed a sophisticated communications network that links most of the traffic signals, traffic cameras and detectors to the Traffic Operations Center.
- Responds to common requests involving safety, speed, traffic signals, signs and markings, as well as school and neighborhood traffic conditions.
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Valley Avenue at Northway Road Traffic Signal InstallationDesign plans are underway for a new traffic signal at the intersection of Valley Avenue and Northway Road, adjacent to Harvest Park Middle School.
West Las Positas Boulevard Corridor Improvement PlanThe West Las Positas Boulevard Corridor Plan will create a new vision for the corridor, featuring an all ages and abilities bikeway network and improvements to pedestrian facilities.
I-680/Sunol Boulevard Interchange Project
The goals of this project are to work with Caltrans to provide congestion relief, operational safety improvements and improve bicycle facilities through the interchange.
Speed Zone SurveysAn Engineering and Traffic Study is commonly referred to as a speed zone survey or a speed survey. A speed survey is the tool we use to determine the speed limit for a particular section of roadway. Speed limits provide notice to drivers of the maximum speed limit on a roadway and assist police in separating violators from the reasonable majority. Access Speed Zone Surveys
Traffic CalmingThe Neighborhood Traffic Calming Program (NTCP) is designed to provide consistent, citywide policies to neighborhood traffic management and to ensure equitable and effective solutions to a variety of traffic concerns expressed by local residents. In many cases driver behavior – in the form of speeding or cut-through traffic – is the root cause of these complaints. Traditionally police enforcement has been successful in deterring speeding traffic. There is a high demand for enforcement all over the City and it is not efficient to conduct enforcement on low volume residential streets. Enforcement often works on a temporary basis, but there is a need for more permanent measures to reduce the speed of vehicles and discourage cut-through traffic on low volume residential streets.
Residential Permit ParkingSeveral areas in Pleasanton require residential permit parking. If you live in one of these areas, obtain a permit by contacting the records division of the Pleasanton Police Department at (925) 931-5100.
How do I report an abandoned vehicle?
Vehicles parked on a street longer than 72 hours are subject to removal per California Vehicle Code 22651(k) and Pleasanton Municipal code 11.40.010 (A).
To report abandoned vehicles please contact the Pleasanton Police Department’s traffic hotline at 925-931-KARS (5277). Use this number to report other non emergency traffic problems directly to our Police Department.
How do I pay my parking ticket?
Parking tickets issued by our Police Department can be paid online. You may also pay for them in person at our Finance Department located at 123 Main Street.
To dispute a parking ticket pick up an Administrative Review Form from at the front desk of the Police Department, (925) 931-5100. After you submit a completed form, the Traffic Lieutenant reviews the application and will mail the results to you.
Where is the nearest traffic court?
The Pleasanton Traffic Court closed as of November 18, 2011. The nearest Traffic Court is now in Fremont:
Fremont Hall of Justice
39439 Paseo Padre Parkway
Fremont, CA 94538
How are speed limits set? How do I get a copy of a speed survey?
There are specific guidelines that must be followed to legally establish and enforce speed limits.
- State law allows for a 25 MPH speed limit in business and residential districts. This limit does not have to be posted to be enforced.
- Speed limits between 25 and 65 MPH are required to be established on the basis of engineering and traffic surveys.
- Engineering and traffic surveys include an analysis of roadway conditions, collision records and a sampling of the prevailing speed of traffic.
- The speed limit is set within 5 mph of the prevailing speed as it is assumed the majority of drivers drive at a speed that is safe and prudent for the given roadway.
- A 5 MPH speed limit reduction is allowed at locations with unusual conditions not readily apparent to the driver.
- View our speed zoning map. Select the street segment you are interested in to see the speed limit and a link to the speed survey.
- If posted speed limits are set artificially low, disrespect is created for the limits and since they are not set in accordance with the law, they are not enforceable with radar.
- The state maximum speed limit would then apply (65 mph).
How do I get a stop sign installed?
Stop signs are installed at an intersection only after a careful engineering evaluation of the existing conditions indicates that their installation is appropriate and that there is a need for stop signs in order to provide access or assign right of way. The Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices and California Supplement identify specific traffic and pedestrian volumes, accident history and unusual conditions that would indicate need for installation of stop signs.