CDOT Petition Process
This policy governs treatments that support petition driven initiatives within the Charlotte Department of Transportation (CDOT). This policy only applies to local residential streets and major collectors.
Treatments for initiatives may be implemented, altered, or eliminated as follows:
Public Safety: CDOT may unilaterally implement treatments when CDOT finds that there are public health, safety or welfare reasons that justify doing so.
Neighborhood Programs' Petition: Petition-driven neighborhood street treatments may be instituted by petition if there is a public justification for the treatment. Such justifications include, but are not limited to speeding, cut-through traffic and street lighting.
If CDOT determines that there is a public justification for proposed treatments, CDOT may authorize a petition process to determine whether there is sufficient neighborhood support for the proposal. The petition may be issued to the resident(s) who wishes to circulate the petition. The petition shall:
state the public purpose that justifies the proposed change
clearly describe the nature and location of the proposed treatments
contain the signature of the CDOT employee who authorized the petition
To invoke the proposed change, an adequate petition must be returned to CDOT within 90 days from the date that the petition was issued or by due date provided by CDOT.
To be adequate, a petition must contain the affirmative signatures of all owners of at least 60% of the parcels that CDOT has identified in the impact area, including corner properties that may border another street that intersects with the proposed treated street, and have a different street in their address.