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Traffic Calming Library

Traffic Calming Library

Library The Traffic Calming Library contains a searchable database of reports, articles and other documents related to traffic calming. In some cases the full publication is available online and in others only a source listing or abstract is available. All full-text material in the library is provided with permission of the copyright owner. Inclusion in the Library does not necessarily constitute an endorsement of its contents by ITE or the Federal Highway Administration. Traffic Calming is the combination of mainly physical measures that reduce the negative effects of motor vehicle use, alter driver behavior and improve conditions for non-motorized street users.1 Traffic calming goals include: increasing the quality of life; incorporating the preferences and requirements of the people using the area (e.g., working, playing, residing) along the street(s), or at intersection(s); creating safe and attractive streets; helping to reduce the negative effects of motor vehicles on the environment (e.g., pollution, sprawl); and promoting pedestrian, cycle and transit use. Traffic calming objectives include: achieving slow speeds for motor vehicles, reducing collision frequency and severity, increasing the safety and the perception of safety for non-motorized users of the street(s), reducing the need for police enforcement, enhancing the street environment (e.g., street scaping), encouraging water infiltration into the ground, increasing access for all modes of transportation, and reducing cut-through motor vehicle traffic.

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