Traffic Calming

This article offers an historical account of traffic calming theory and practice in the U.S. It includes technical definitions from the Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE) and the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), as well as important reference sources. A “Traffic Calming Toolbox” is presented, outlining the following techniques: vertical and lateral shifts, constrictions, circles, route modifications, traffic control devices, and other measures. Among the topics discussed are goals and objectives, program development and implementation and evaluation. Numerous web sites are also listed. The author stresses the importance of developing a clear policy with defined goals, objectives and evaluation criteria to create broad support for plans. Input from other sectors, notably emergency services and public works staff is also useful.


  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Photos;
  • Pagination: pp 1-2, 4-5
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01047186
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: UC Berkeley Transportation Library
  • Files: BTRIS, TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 29 2007 5:16PM