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Stop Sign Request Form
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The purpose of this form is to enable neighborhoods to request the possible initiation of a stop sign warrant analysis in accordance with the City of San Mateo’s adopted Policy and Procedures for the Installation of Stop Signs document.
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Per the California Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (CA MUTCD), stop signs are used to assign right-of-way for vehicles, bicyclists, and pedestrians. The CA MUTCD provides guidance on thresholds that should be met for two-way and all-way stops to be installed, called warrants. These warrants can sometimes take up to one year to complete due to high demand.
The CA MUTCD also states that stop signs should not be used for speed control, and also that the need for a stop sign can be eliminated if the sight distance at an intersection is increased by removing obstructions. Please note that requests for stop signs to address speeding concerns will be evaluated through the City’s traffic calming procedures. Additionally, where a stop sign is being requested to address visibility concerns at an intersection, the request will first be evaluated for installation of red curb. These requests can generally be addressed much more quickly than the stop sign warrant process. If you’d like to make a request regarding speeding or intersection visibility issues, please use this form:
Stop Sign Request Information
Please describe the location of the traffic concern:
Please describe the nature of the traffic problem you are concerned with:
Please describe how stop signs will be able to eliminate or reduce your traffic concerns:
Is there neighborhood support, including support from the Home Owners Association, for the installation of stop signs at this location? Can you demonstrate these supports if required?
Are there any facilities (churches, schools, shopping malls, etc.) near this location that generate a high concentration of vehicle and pedestrian traffic?
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