Using Geographical Information Systems to Assess the Equitable Distribution of Traffic-Calming Measures: Translational Research

In this study, a cross-sectional database using geographical information system (GIS) and population data was employed to assess whether traffic-calming features are equitably distributed in the United Kingdom. Results showed that a total of 3.7% of road segments was traffic calmed on 95, 791 km of road length. The odds of traffic calming in the most deprived areas, compared with the most affluent areas, was 2.83. A higher proportion of traffic-calmed road segments was found in deprived areas when population density was taken into account. These findings indicate that there are very few traffic-calmed roads in any area and there is scope for more. The findings also confirm that high resolution map data can be manipulated within a GIS to enable the distribution of traffic-calming measures to be assessed over large areas.


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  • Accession Number: 01154846
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 17 2010 2:28PM