Under certain conditions, stop signs are installed to delineate right-of-way and improve safety at an intersection. Stop signs are not installed to deter vehicle speeding. The City uses a series of criteria (warrants) to determine if all-way stops need to be installed at an intersection. All-way stop signs can be warranted if both major and minor street traffic exceeds a certain vehicular threshold in addition to having one of the following: 1) if an intersection has a history of correctable traffic collisions, or 2) if the intersection has a significant number of automobile-pedestrian conflicts. For a more detailed explanation, please see the Stop Signs document.
If you have a stop sign request, please contact the Transportation Engineering Division by completing an online form on the main Transportation Engineering page or by calling (510) 494-4745.