Speed Lumps

The City of Fremont is proud to be a safe community with great neighborhoods.  Unfortunately, people who drive too fast can threaten the quality of life in our community.  The Fremont City Council has made traffic safety a high priority with the adoption of Fremont Vision Zero 2020, a program to eliminate traffic fatalities and provide safer streets.   As part of the 2017 Pavement Rehabilitation Project, 29 new speed lumps were installed, including three at Mission San Jose and Hirsch elementary schools.  

​What is a Speed Lump?


Speed lumps are raised asphalt structures installed on the pavement.  They are twelve feet in length across the traveled way and about 3 inches in height.  Signs and pavement markings will be installed with the speed lumps in conformance to the City Standard Detail.  

Is my neighborhood a priority for traffic calming?


The Public Works Transportation Engineering Division has developed a list of priority locations to receive speed lumps.  The priority locations are based on studies that have confirmed speeding on streets adjacent to schools and parks or verified speeding on a street used to cut-through residential neighborhoods. 

Current funding has been expended for new requests. However, other countermeasures may address your concern.  Please complete this online form so our transportation engineers can review your request. 
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