Transportation & Mobility
Transportation & Mobility, a division of the City of Oxnard Public Works Department, oversees the installation, design, and monitoring of traffic signals, signs and road markings to ensure the safe and efficient flow of traffic on City streets. It is the City of Oxnard’s goal to provide safe and efficient roadways which accounts for all modes of transportation serving the community’s needs. Services include:
Oxnard 311 is a City website portal where residents can communicate traffic concerns and submit a service request that will be routed directly to traffic engineering.
Examples of service include:
- Traffic signal on flash or dark
- Traffic signal timing and phasing
- Red curb requests
- Traffic signage such as no parking, school crossing, and street markings
Download the Oxnard 311 app on your smart phone or visit www.oxnard.org/your-service-connection today!
Traffic Signals Operation & Maintenance
Traffic Engineers control the Traffic Management Center (TMC) equipped with an advanced communications network linking traffic signals and detection cameras* for vehicles and bicycles. The TMC provides this data to assist the City with monitoring and optimizing traffic circulation on local streets to adjust traffic signal timing.
*Detection cameras are for data only, images are not being recorded or stored
Programs, Guidelines & Studies
Traffic engineers and planners work on programs, guidelines and studies that inform the Speed Hump Program, Speed Limits, Local Roadway Safety Plan, Sustainable Transportation Plan, and the Safe Routes to School Plan.
Speed Hump Program
In a continued effort to enhance safety and reduce speeding and cut-through traffic on residential streets, the Speed Hump Program addresses the systematic and engineering approach for reviewing, prioritizing, funding and installing speed humps in residential areas.
The California Vehicle Code (CVC) Section 627, as recommended by the California Department of Transportation Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (CA-MUTCD) requires that speed limits be established based on an engineering and traffic survey. In 2022 traffic engineers conducted a speed limit survey on 49 streets that included 175 roadway segments. The City Council approved the 2022 Speed Limit Ordinance on November 1, 2022.
Safe Routes to Schools (SRTS)
The SRTS program is a nationwide initiative to enhance the safety of travel to and from schools in neighborhoods. In 2022 the City began work on a SRTS program to reach out to all schools in the City and create SRTS maps to share with students and parents. The program will also host free educational events at schools and identify future construction improvements, such as shorter crosswalks, flashing beacons, and signage. The first phase of the SRTS program is scheduled to be complete in 2024, the second phase in 2026.
Local Roadway Safety Plan (LRSP)
The LRSP builds on existing and ongoing safety efforts by proactively identifying and evaluating collision hot spots and systemic risk factors throughout the City. The LRSP identifies proven countermeasures that can be implemented through roadway design changes, as well as key partnerships with safety stakeholders.
Sustainable Transportation Plan (STP)
The STP creates a visionary plan that provides for safer, cleaner, and more sustainable ways to get around Oxnard into the future. The STP was developed alongside the community who identified needs, neighborhood concerns, and priority corridors. Input helped to develop conceptual designs, and potential funding sources where sustainable transportation improvements can be implemented. Ideas include enhanced sidewalks, shade trees, landscaping, public spaces to gather, better lighting, improved bus stops, more bike lanes, and better transit connections.
Regional Bike Lanes
The Ventura County Transportation Commission (VCTC) worked to create a map that is intended to encourage and support bicycle transportation and recreation by beginners and families. It features shared-use paths and separated bike lanes (Class I or IV), along with bike lanes (Class II or III) that are relatively easy to ride, connect to shared-use paths, make a complete route, and/or access interesting or important destinations.
Plan Reviews & Permits
Staff assist contractors who are proposing construction or movement of oversized loads in City streets, and review developer project plans for new or changing impacts to mobility.
Traffic Control Plans (TCP)
When work is being proposed in the public right-of-way for construction or special events, a Traffic Control Plan (TCP) is the first step to receiving a required Encroachment Permit. The City’s TCP guideline and checklist is intended to assist applicants with identifying requirements and to efficiently move them through engineering review and approval.
Oversized Transportation Permits
Oversized loads being transported through City streets require applicants to submit an oversized transportation permit. Loads exceeding 60 feet in length, 12 feet in width, 15 feet in height and/or exceeding legal weight limits will require review and approval by traffic engineers.
Development Impact Reviews
Traffic engineers review community development proposals and work to minimize their impacts to traffic and transportation.
Staff manage Capital Improvement Projects from start to finish. This includes securing and meeting requirements of federal, state and regional grantors.
- Bike Lanes – C Street from Citrus Grove to Hueneme Road
- Bike Lanes – Esplanade Road
- Bike Lanes – Ventura Boulevard from Rose to Alvarado
- Bike Lanes – Vineyard Avenue from Oxnard to Gonzales
- Flashing Pedestrian Beacons at 14 locations Citywide
- Sidewalk – Ventura Boulevard from Rose to Alvarado
- Traffic Signal – Rose Avenue/Gary Drive
- Traffic Signal Modifications at 7 locations – Oxnard/4th, Oxnard/7th, Oxnard/Date, Channel Islands/Statham, Channel Islands/Cloyne/Gisler, Channel Islands/J Street, Ventura Road/7th
Funded – In construction or coming soon
- Bike Lanes – Etting Road Pleasant Valley east to City limits
- Bike Lanes – Northeast Community neighborhood Streets and Cloyne Street
- Sidewalk – Etting Road Pleasant Valley east to City limits
- Traffic Signal Modifications at 5 locations – Oxnard/5th, Saviers/Elm, Saviers/Bryce Canyon, Saviers/Bard, Saviers/Pleasant Valley
Funded – Coming in future years
- Bike Lanes – Oxnard Boulevard from Town Center Drive to Gonzales Road
- Grade Separation – Rice Avenue/Fifth Street/State Route 34
- Pedestrian Enhancements – Bard Road from Saviers to Pleasant Valley Road
- Pedestrian Enhancements – Ventura Road from 2nd Street to Wooley Road
- Pedestrian Enhancements – 17 locations Citywide
- School Pedestrian Enhancements – Ramona Elementary
- School Pedestrian Enhancements – Bernice Curren Middle, Fremont Academy, Harrington Elementary, Kamala Elementary, Lemonwood Elementary
- Traffic Signal Modifications at 10 locations – Vineyard/Esplanade, Gonzales/Lombard, Gonzales/Solar, Rice/Camino Del Sol, Ventura/Doris, Harbor/5th Street, Saviers/Hueneme, Pleasant Valley/C Street, Saviers/Laurel Street, Rose/Bard
Partner Agency Contacts
City of Port Hueneme
County of Ventura Public Works
Gold Coast Transit District
Ventura County Transportation Commission