What is the City’s process for installing a new stop sign?
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.
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1. What is the City’s process for installing a new traffic signal?
2. What is the City’s process for installing a new stop sign?
3. When does the City paint a crosswalk on a street?
4. How are speed limits established and how can it be reduced or increased on a particular street?
5. Can the City paint the curb red in front of the fire hydrant by my house?
6. Is there a residential parking permit program?