See also: Traffic Calming Overview
Speed humps are a frequently requested traffic calming measure that is a rounded device across the roadway that causes vehicles to reduce speed. They are sometimes broken up to allow a clear path for bicyclists, and contain signage and paint markings so that they are visible. They are typically used on residential streets where there is a desire to slow vehicle speeds.
Speed humps are typically installed as part of a traffic calming project.
For more information on the traffic calming process, see Traffic Calming Overview.
Traffic calming devices including speed humps and cushions require approval by an SFMTA hearing officer.
See Permit Process
Official Codes & Documents
Street Types: Neighborhood Residential; Boulevard (local lanes only); Alley; Shared Public Way
Sidewalk zones: Roadway
Speed humps are typically not installed on streets that exceed 6,000 cars per day.
For additional guidelines, see SFMTA Traffic Calming Guidelines
Generally, the City is responsible to maintain roadway paving and other features in the roadway, such as speed humps.
For a more detailed description of maintenance responsibilities, see Maintenance