CITY COUNCIL AGENDA ITEM
Meeting Date: July 12, 2005
Subject/Title: Adopt a Resolution approving the Speed Limits for Sycamore
Avenue, Apricot Way, sections of Empire Avenue and Second Street within the
City of Brentwood.
Prepared by: Engineering: R. Craig/B. Silva
Submitted by: Engineering: B. Grewal
Adopt a Resolution approving the speed limits for Sycamore Avenue, Apricot
Way, sections of Empire Avenue and Second Street within the City of
On February 10, 2004, City Council approved Resolution No. 2004-30, to
establish speed limits on various roadway segments.
The California Vehicle Code Sections 22354, 22355, 22357, 22358 and 40802,
requires local agencies to perform engineering and traffic surveys in order
to enforce the speed limit by the use of radar.
Whenever the local agency builds new roadways, the local agency may by
ordinance determine and declare the speed limit found most appropriate with
an engineering traffic survey. To provide proper circulation and improve
safety for the public, staff performed engineering and traffic surveys for
Sycamore Avenue, Apricot Way, sections of Empire Avenue and Second Street
within the City of Brentwood.
After analyzing the engineering and traffic survey, the Traffic Engineer
determined the recommended speed limits of 30 miles per hour for Sycamore
Avenue, Apricot Way and the portion of Second Street between Brentwood
Boulevard and O’Hara Avenue. The Traffic Engineer is recommending that the
speed limit on Empire Avenue between Lone Tree Way and Shady Willow Lane be
posted at 35 miles per hour. The City Engineer has accepted these
The cost of installing appropriate speed limit signs is included in the
City’s Public Works operating budget.
Vehicle Speed Surveys
Speed Survey Site Map
A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF BRENTWOOD AUTHORIZING THE
CITY MANAGER TO APPROVE THE SPEED LIMITS FOR SYCAMORE AVENUE, APRICOT WAY,
SECTIONS OF EMPIRE AVENUE AND SECOND STREET WITHIN THE CITY OF BRENTWOOD.
WHEREAS, Division 11, Chapter 7, Article 1 of the California Vehicle Code
(Section 22348 et seq.) provides the mechanism for local authorities to
“determine and declare” a prima facie speed limit on the basis of an
engineering and traffic survey; and
WHEREAS, Title 10, Chapter 10.04 of the Brentwood Municipal Code (Section
10.04.010 et esq.) describes a procedure for the establishment of such
WHEREAS, engineering and traffic surveys were prepared in June 2005; and
WHEREAS, after analyzing the engineering and traffic survey, the Traffic
Engineer determined the recommended speed limits from the surveys.
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the City Council of the City of Brentwood,
that the prima facie speed limit determined by the engineering and traffic
survey is hereby declared as follows:
Street Name Recommended Speed Limit
Sycamore Avenue 30 mph
Apricot Way 30 mph
Empire Avenue (Lone Tree Way-Shady Willow Lane) 35 mph
Second Street (Brentwood Boulevard-O’Hara Avenue) 30 mph
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the City Manager is hereby authorized to give
direction to the City Engineer, per the California Vehicle Code Regulation,
to establish the appropriate speed limits and to install the appropriate
speed regulation signs.
PASSED, APPROVED AND ADOPTED by the City Council of the City of Brentwood at
a regular meeting held on the 12th day of July 2005 by the following vote: