The recent downturn in economic conditions means that in most communities, funds for new road construction are scarce. In addition, it is no longer politically desirable to continue to expand the arterial road system to accommodate traffic demand. In these circumstances, some transportation professionals contend that traffic calming measures must be implemented in order to manage traffic and maintain the livability of neighborhoods. Other engineers are concerned that there are no guidelines or national standards for traffic calming devices, and as a result, devices might be used indiscriminately -- often in response to public pressure -- corrupting the road network and creating liability risks. This paper provides a summary of the basic principles of traffic calming, in a "do's and don'ts" format. This paper also identifies specific traffic calming measures which should be avoided.


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  • Features: Figures; References;
  • Pagination: p. 491-495

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00716708
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 28 1996 12:00AM