SlowDownNapa was started by a small group of downtown residents who are frustrated with cars driving 30, 35 and 40 mph in our residential neighborhoods that are zoned 25 mph. We also see an increased volume of commercial vehicles using residential streets as "cut-throughs" to avoid traffic lights.
We felt there is a need for a grass roots effort to make our streets safer through whatever calming measures are available to us. We heard many complaints from neighbors on NextDoor who were also concerned, so in October 2020, we got together to see what we could do.
We hope to achieve positive results for our community. We hope to form a neighborhood coalition that will work with our local city leaders, the Napa Police Department and Traffic Engineering and Public Works to make Napa's residential streets safer for pedestrians, children, pets and bicyclists by enforcing speed limits.