The Mission of Transportation Engineering Division is to promote vibrant communities by developing and maintaining a safe, efficient, and sustainable transportation infrastructure system for all users.
The Transportation Engineering Division is responsible for the safe and efficient movement of people and goods within the City. Our Division assesses neighborhood and regional traffic concerns and implements corrective measures to enhance vehicle, bicycle, and pedestrian safety.
The staff works closely with the Western Riverside Council of Governments (WRCOG), the Riverside County Transportation Commission (RCTC), the California Department of Transportation (CALTRANS), and adjoining agencies to insure consistency and uniformity with regional transportation programs. Our staff operates and maintains 178 traffic signals and 418 centerline miles of roadway signing and striping.
Eric Lewis, P.E., T.E.
City Traffic Engineer
Phone: 951. 413.3000
For information about Transportation Engineering programs please select a tab below.
- Safe Routes
- Traffic Safety
Moreno Valley streets can be safe for all cyclists and motorists. In order to co-exist safely, we need mutual respect and understanding between cyclists and motorists, as we share the same rights and responsibilities on public streets. This is commonly known as “Share the Road”. From a cyclist perspective it means that bikes and vehicles both have the right to be traveling on the road. However, motorists often feel bicycles should be ridden only on trails or the sidewalk. After all, most roads were built for automobile traffic--or were they? Truth be told, the modern roads of today started at the turn of the century when bicycles were one of the fastest ways to get around and roads were originally built to accommodate bicycle traffic. Henry Ford came on the scene and the automobile soon took center stage.
Cyclist and Motorist Responsibilities
- always wear a helmet. Even though California law requires those under 18 to do so, all bicyclists should wear them while riding.
- choose their routes according to their abilities prior to departing.
- always travel in the same direction as traffic. Riding against the flow of traffic is illegal and dangerous. Follow the same rules of the road as everyone else on the road and obey all signals and signs.
- always ride within bike lanes when available and always keep as far right as possible, except to avoid road debris, opening of car doors, and passing other cyclists.
- give pedestrians the right of way when in close contact.
- ride single file to allow motorists to pass safely and use hand signals to indicate stops, changes of directions, and turns.
- be aware of intersections and be extra cautious turning vehicles.
- keep their bicycles in good working condition and if riding after dark have reflective gear and proper lights.
- slow down when encountering a bicyclist and give them at least 3 feet of room when passing them on the roadway.
- stay alert and avoid all distractions while driving.
- be aware of bicyclists when making turns and gauge speeds accordingly.
- watch for passing bicyclists when exiting a parking space or driveway and always look prior to opening the car door when parked.
- avoid honking the horn near bicyclists as it can startle them and cause accidents. Also, do not expect children on bicycles to know and understand traffic laws or behave predictably. Take extra care around them.
- be aware that a cyclist is legally allowed to take an entire lane when no bike lane exists and there is insufficient width for the vehicle to pass the cyclist safely.
Let’s all be part of the solution by being alert, aware, and most of all - Share the Road. It belongs to all of us!
Safe Routes to School
Moreno Valley Safe Routes to School (MVSRTS) launched its program on National Walk to School Day in October 2011. To date the MVSRTS program is now running at 11 schools, some of which run the MVSRTS program daily, some offer our program before and after school. The program has over 900 students (who voluntarily sign up for the program) walking at least once a week. The MVSRTS program provides a safe route for over 9,700 children weekly, and has over 80 active volunteers, of whom more than 30 have had training by the City of Moreno Valley Crossing Guard program. The MVSRTS volunteers put in an average of 700 volunteer hours per month. The program has extended out from the walking school buses, parent paths, and crossing guards to encompass driveway crossing guards, drop-off assistance, and safe driving reminders. In this way, MVSRTS is impacting thousands of students and numerous neighborhoods all over the City of Moreno Valley.
Safe Routes to School Kids Coloring Contest
Traffic Safety Commission
The Traffic Safety Commission considers matters of traffic safety within the City; evaluates proposals for traffic control devices; and evaluates the need for striping, signing or other measures not of a regulatory nature. The Commission also educates the public on traffic issues and responds to public concerns regarding traffic and pedestrian safety.
The Traffic Safety Commission meets on the first Wednesday of each month at 6:00 p.m., City Hall - Council Chamber, 14177 Frederick St.
For more information, visit the Traffic Safety Commission page.