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Rajeev Batra, P.E.
Director of Public Works / City Engineer

Email: Public Works
Telephone: 408-615-3000
Fax: 408-985-7936

Monday - Friday
8:00A-12:00P, 1:00P-5:00P

1500 Warburton Avenue
Santa Clara, CA 95050

Traffic Engineering Division


Provide safe and efficient movement of pedestrian, bicycle and vehicular traffic.

The Traffic Engineering Division:

  1. Plans, designs, monitors, controls, and coordinates the City's traffic signals.
  2. Optimizes the timing of signals along major traffic corridors within the City.
  3. Responds to requests to improve safety on the roadway and bikeway system throughout the City.
  4. Reviews development permits for traffic issues.
  5. Issues permits for over-sized vehicles.
  6. Gives advice to citizens on permits for refuse bins.
  7. Conducts parking and traffic studies and designs.
  8. Reviews and conducts traffic control analyses.
  9. Implements neighborhood traffic calming programs.
  10. Reviews and designs signage and striping on roadways.
  11. Supports and participates in the following committees:
  12. Supports and participates in programs of various agencies and transportation groups, which include the following:


Division Highlights

  • Increase safety for pedestrians and bicyclists through implementation of new or improved facilities such as bike lanes and intersection improvements.

  • Enhance safety and reduce delays for all users of the City roadway system through implementation and installation of new innovative technologies.

  • Review, design and install traffic signals, traffic signal modifications, and other traffic related infrastructure improvements as needed to maintain level of service and safety.

  • Maintain and upgrade traffic and parking facilities in an efficient and timely manner.

  • Apply for and process traffic, pedestrian and bicycle-related grants to augment the City's finances for improving traffic, pedestrian, and bicycle-related infrastructure.

  • Improve efficiency and productivity of Traffic Division through continued training on new technology and cross-training of job duties and skills.



Central Park Bicycle and Pedestrian Access Study

De Soto Avenue Traffic Calming Study

Feasibility Study for City of Santa Clara’s Trail Network Expansion

Pruneridge Avenue Bicycle Lanes Improvements

San Tomas-Saratoga Creek Trail On-Street Portion Enhancement

Tasman Drive Traffic Study


For more information, contact the Traffic Engineering Division at (408) 615-3000 or by email at

Related Links
Bay Area Traffic Information (
Bike Maps

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