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Traffic Calming

Our primary goal is to make sure that Cumberland is a safe community to live, work, and play. One of the ways in which we’re seeking to do this is through the
implementation of a formalized Traffic Calming Policy.

Traffic calming is a method of employing specific measures to reduce speeding, aggressive driving, and high levels of vehicular traffic traveling through local neighborhoods.

This policy has been developed in order to establish a structured process through which the Town can respond to and address residents’ concerns regarding these types of traffic issues that occur on Town maintained residential streets.

The purpose of the policy is to verify a concern once it is brought to the Town’s attention, evaluate it against set criteria, rank it against other known locations in Town, provide recommendations to address the issue, and determine the
effectiveness of the recommendations that are implemented.


Officer Stephen Bannister – Traffic Officer


Sarah King – Community Outreach Coordinator


Dennis Vadenais – Public Works Superintendent



Completed Studies:

A traffic study measuring vehicle speed and volume has been conducted on each of the following streets. The results from those studies are all linked at the bottom of this webpage.

  • Old Mendon #1
  • Old Mendon #2
  • Hines Road (initial)
  • Hines Road (follow-up)
  • Waumsett Avenue
  • N. Attleboro Road (initial)
  • N. Attleboro Road (weekend follow-up)
  • Hilltop Road
  • Cargill Road
  • W. Wrentham Road
  • Womantam Lane
  • Abbott Run Valley Road
  • Sun Valley 
  • Abbott Street
  • Reservoir Road 


Provided here is a list of legislation proposed to the Town Council relative to the Traffic Management Group. Links to all legislation are provided at the bottom of this webpage.

Policy Adoption, resolution 20-29 passed on May 8, 2020.

Temporary Stop Signs, ordinance 20-18A passed on August 4, 2020.

Hines Road Stop Signs, ordinance 20-29, approved January 6, 2021.

Codifying Existing Stop Signs, as part of Cumberland’s Traffic Calming Initiative, this ordinance provides legal backup to existing stop signs placed throughout the Town in order to make them enforceable by the Cumberland Police Department.  The ordinance was passed by the Cumberland Town Council on July 21, 2021.

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