SCHOOL TRIP SAFETY AND URBAN PLAY AREAS. VOLUME VII - GUIDELINES FOR THE CREATION AND OPERATION OF URBAN PLAY STREETS

The purpose of the School Trip Safety and Urban Play Areas research project was to develop guidelines for the protection of young pedestrians (5 to 14 yrs.) walking to and from school. The play street is a street temporarily closed to traffic while a variety of supervised recreational activities for all age groups take place. The report describes what a play street is, why they should be considered by urban policy makers, how a program is set up, how the streets are selected from candidate neighborhoods, criteria for traffic engineering surveys, street closure, vehicular control, parking strategies, and street and user demongraphics in New York City. The information is based on surveys and observations of the New York City and Pheladelphia play streets.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Sponsored by DOT and FHWA.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Biotechnology, Incorporated

    3027 Rosemary Lane
    Falls Church, VA  USA  22042
  • Authors:
    • REISS, M L
    • Shinder, A E
  • Publication Date: 1975-11

Media Info

  • Pagination: 95 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00142899
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Federal Highway Administration
  • Report/Paper Numbers: FHWA-RD-75-110 Final Rpt., FCP-31E2032
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-FH-11-8126
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Dec 15 1977 12:00AM