Friday, August 14, 2020

Behind the Scenes with the Office of Traffic Management

The City continues to implement solutions to serve our residents by enforcing strategic plans to improve vehicular and pedestrian safety.

With the increased need to expand mobility, the City took action and launched the Office of Traffic Management (OTM) in 2014 to address traffic concerns. The OTM is a collaborative effort between multiple City departments and other organizations and agencies.

The team meets bi-weekly to discuss mobility issues and the needs of residents, businesses and visitors. At each meeting, the team reviews the following:

  • current and future traffic concerns
  • resident and outside agency requests
  • regional partner (e.g., TxDOT and NCTCOG) updates
  • upcoming special events
  • strategic goals

Once all information is outlined, the team develops effective strategies to address and manage the situation. Next, OTM works with the Office of Marketing and Communications to share the latest information with the public.

OTM has made a significant amount of progress since it was first introduced years ago. The City is optimizing the use of social media platforms such as Facebook, Nextdoor and Twitter to communicate traffic updates and project news. OTM’s research and partnership with TxDOT has reduced wrong way driving-related crashes in the City, and Southlake officially participated in Walk to School Day for the first time in 2019.

If you would like to contact the City of Southlake’s Mobility Team, please click here.  For updates, follow Southlake Mobility on Facebook, be on the lookout for mobility articles on My Southlake News and visit www.ConnectSouthlake.com.