Traffic Calming Program
When dealing with a neighborhood traffic calming issue The City of St. Augustine utilizes the Federal Highway Administration’s (FHWA) Traffic Calming ePrimer which is a free, online resource for public use. The Traffic Calming ePrimer is the result of the FHWA and the Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE) collaborating and documenting several decades of traffic calming measures including their effectiveness in the U.S.
What is the purpose of Traffic Calming?
The FHWA and ITE define the primary purpose of traffic calming is to support the livability and vitality of residential and commercial areas through improvements in non-motorist safety, mobility, and comfort. These objectives are typically achieved by reducing vehicle speeds or volumes on a single street or a street network. Traffic calming measures consist of horizontal, vertical, lane narrowing, roadside, and other features that use self-enforcing physical or psycho-perception means to produce desired effects.
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Traffic Calming ePrimer
- Module 1 – Purpose and Organization of ePrimer
- Module 2 – Traffic Calming Basics
- Module 3 – Toolbox of Individual Traffic Calming Measures
- Module 4 – Effect of Traffic Calming Measures on Motor Vehicle Speed and Volume
- Module 5 – Effects of Traffic Calming Measures on Non-Personal Passenger Vehicles
- Module 6 – Effects of Traffic Calming Measures on Non-Motorized Users
- Module 7 – Traffic Calming Programs and Planning Processes
- Module 8 – Traffic Calming Case Studies
- Public participation
- Identification of problem or issue that is appropriate for traffic calming
- Quantification of problem or issue to be resolved
- Development of traffic calming plan
- Approval of plan
- Implementation of plan
- Evaluation (and refinement) of traffic calming plan
The Speed Management Reference Materials page of the US Department of Transportation Federal Highway Administration website offers a wide rage of outreach materials, reports, webinars, studies, workshops and more.