The City of West Palm Beach is implementing innovative transportation planning and land use planning, with an emphasis on New Urbanist principles and traffic calming, with the intent of reducing crime and revitalizing the downtown, commercial corridors and inner-city neighborhoods. As a result, areas that were once being rapidly deserted are beginning to thrive. The basic premise of the planning changes is a refocus of energy and public investment into the largest part of the public realm, the street, which has also stimulated private investment of large proportions. Initially, the impetus of the traffic calming projects was to reduce the amount of cut-through motor vehicle traffic and speeding within certain commercial corridors and residential areas. Since the first traffic calming project's completion, the City has witnessed additional benefits of crime reduction, areawide revitalization and increased community pride. Today, the additional benefits are the force behind traffic calming in the City of West Palm Beach.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Full conference proceedings available on CD-ROM.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE)

    Washington, DC  United States 
  • Authors:
    • Lockwood, Ian M
    • Stillings, Timothy
  • Conference:
  • Publication Date: 1998


  • English

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  • Pagination: 8p

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  • Accession Number: 00805818
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 1 2001 12:00AM