TRAFFIC CALMING - IDEAS INTO PRACTICE

This paper is an update of a similar paper presented at the Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE) Annual Meeting in The Hague in 1993. The purpose of this paper is to describe "Traffic Calming" at the local area, traffic route, and metropolitan levels, provide some discussion of ideas, theories and practices at each level, then to provide some examples of how it is (or might be) put into practice in Australia. Such practice is also transferable to other countries. Three levels of traffic calming are addressed: Level I - Actions to restrain traffic speed and lessen traffic impacts at the local level, where traffic volumes, levels of service and network capacity are not an issue (e.g. Local Area Traffic Management); Level II - Actions to restrain traffic speed and lessen traffic impacts at the corridor (intermediate) level, where traffic volumes, levels of service and/or network capacity are an issue (e.g. "Calming" of sections of arterial roads); Level III - Actions at the macro-level, to lessen traffic levels and impacts city-wide (e.g. reducing travel, and reducing travel speeds in particular at critical locations).

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: p. 199-205

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00725986
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 17 1996 12:00AM