The use road humps on residential streets in the shire of Corio

Many authorities have shown great interest in the use of road humps as a means of slowing or diverting traffic using residential streets. The experiments described here are the first in a series to establish whether such devices are valid for traffic control on residential streets, and if so, to provide information that will allow the formulation of recommendations, warrants and guidelines for their use. Two residential streets each had three humps installed and surveys were carried out to investigate the effect on speeds, traffic flow, noise and public reaction. Humps appear to have successfully reduced speeds in both trial streets, by 20-25 km/h at hump sites and 10-15 km/h between humps. Traffic diversion was approximately 25 per cent of pre hump levels. Generally, three quarters of residents and drivers who responded to the surveys thought the humps were a good idea and should be retained (a).

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    Melbourne, Victoria  Australia 
  • Authors:
    • Mcdonald, P E
    • Jarvis, J R
  • Publication Date: 1981-3


  • English

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  • Pagination: 42P
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    • Issue Number: AIR 335-2

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  • Accession Number: 01438567
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: ARRB
  • Files: ATRI
  • Created Date: Aug 24 2012 9:37PM