Techniques and services to reduce the volume and speed of vehicle movements and to restrict nonresident parking in residential areas are discussed. The most effective approach to neighborhood traffic control is to provide adequate capacity on designated arterial streets. Although some streets are naturally protected from heavy traffic and excessive speeds by steep hills, winding roadways, and street discontinuities created by terrain features, protection in older residential areas must generally be accomplished by artificial controls. Some of the latter include channelization, cul-de-sacs, islands, rumble strips, on-the-street parking, speed bumps, stop signs, street closings, surveillance and enforcement, traffic signals and diverters, traffic restrictions, and turn restrictions. Problems associated with excessive traffic and vehicle speeds in residential areas are reviewed, and particular attention is paid to traffic control warrants and neighborhood parking restrictions. A planned approach to neighborhood traffic control in St. Louis is described. Federal contacts and programs relevant to traffic in residential areas are identified, and an annotated bibliography is included.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Urban Consortium for Technology Initiatives Information Bulletin.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Public Technology, Incorporated

    1301 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
    Washington, DC  United States  20004
  • Publication Date: 1980-1

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: 29 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00389081
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
  • Report/Paper Numbers: DOT-I-80-17, HS-029 555
  • Files: HSL, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Sep 28 2003 12:00AM