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Stop Signs
Stop signs help control traffic and assign right of way for vehicles, cyclists and pedestrians. The City receives numerous requests each year to install stop signs to help control unsafe traffic conditions and we strive to thoughtfully evaluate each request. Safety for our residents is our top priority.

In general, stop signs are installed at intersections where drivers cannot safely apply the right-of-way rule. The details of the policy can be found in the council-adopted Stop Sign Installation Policy and Procedures Guide. Because inappropriate use of stop signs can dramatically and negatively change the function of a roadway, we carefully review each request and approve for appropriate uses.

Learn more about how we determine the location of stop signs.

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