Time to consider non-traditional techniques

A brief account is given of a project commissioned by Sheffield City Council and carried out by Mott MacDonald which identified a series of potential traffic calming measures and created a toolkit of measures aimed at three types of road environment: the city centre, local distributor roads and minor residential streets. Mott MacDonald gathered information about a wide range of traffic calming measures including traditional, innovative, unconventional and psychological methods. Examples of each type are listed and include vehicle-actuated structures and signs, optical illusions, chicanes, road surfacing, accident information and damaged cars left as a warning. Each measure was then assessed for its applicability to the three categories of road and a toolkit of selected measures developed.


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  • Accession Number: 01153133
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • Files: ITRD
  • Created Date: Mar 23 2010 9:18AM