CHICAGO'S RESIDENTIAL STOP SIGN EXPERIENCE

This report questions several widely held assumptions regarding stop signs, and most particularly the premises pertaining to stop sign installations at residential intersections. The basis for warrants is discussed, and the Chicago residential stop sign experience is described. The study recomends that the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices and the various state counterparts should be revised to indicate that the usual stop sign warrants do not apply to local residential streets in densely populated urban areas, or at least to give more credence to the applicability of limited sight distances on low speed local roadways. Also, the accident warrants are much too high for low volume roadways, where stop sign installations can make a positive traffic safety impact. The results of the installations only become visible when a significant number of individual intersections are aggregated into logical groupings.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Chicago Area Transportation Study

    300 West Adams Street
    Chicago, IL  United States  60606
  • Authors:
    • Kropidlowski, C R
    • Bugsalewicz, B W
  • Publication Date: 1991

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References;
  • Pagination: p. 1-6
  • Serial:
    • Operations Review
    • Volume: 7
    • Issue Number: 1
    • Publisher: Chicago Area Transportation Study

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00616272
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 31 1991 12:00AM