TRAFFIC DIVERSION FOR BETTER NEIGHBORHOODS

In an effort to increases the quality of urban life in the grid-type neighborhoods of Seattle which invite fast through traffic, various traffic control improvements are being implemented to restructure traffic circulation access paterns. The diverter systems have been planned with citizen participation. A coordinating team working with community organizations developed procedures and concept development guidelines for the re-use of dedicated street rights-of-way. It is essential that street re-use be developed as part of a neighborhood plan in order to forestall inappropriate travel patterns and to enhance benificial patterns. Several funding sources for such improvements have been considered. Demonstration projects were installed for 90 days with temporary control devices. The success of initial projects have led to several other traffic diverter installations.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Institute of Traffic Engineers

    2029 K Street, NW
    Washington, DC    20006
  • Authors:
    • Orlob, L C
  • Publication Date: 1975-7

Media Info

  • Features: Figures;
  • Pagination: p. 22-25
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00128563
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 10 1976 12:00AM