Speed Management Toolbox for Rural Communities, TR-630, 2012

(2013) Speed Management Toolbox for Rural Communities, TR-630, 2012. Transportation, Department of

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Abstract

The primary objective of this toolbox is to summarize various known traffic-calming treatments and their effectiveness. This toolbox focuses on roadway-based treatments for speed management, particularly for rural communities with transition zones. Education, enforcement, and policy strategies should also be considered, but are not the focus of this toolbox. The research team identified treatments based on their own research, a review of the literature, and discussion with other professionals. This toolbox describes each treatment and summarizes placement, advantages, disadvantages, effectiveness, appropriateness, and cost for each treatment. The categories of treatments covered in this toolbox are as follows: horizontal physical displacement, vertical physical displacement, narrowing, surroundings, pavement markings, traffic control signs, and other strategies. Separate 3- to 4-page Tech Briefs for various aspects of this toolbox are attached to this record: Center Islands with Raised Curbing for Rural Traffic Calming, Colored Entrance Treatments for Rural Traffic Calming, Dynamic Speed Feedback Signs for Rural Traffic Calming, Transverse Speed Bars for Rural Traffic Calming. This toolbox and the tech briefs are related to the report Evaluation of Low Cost Traffic Calming for Rural Communities – Phase II, which is also included in this record or can be found at http://publications.iowa.gov/id/eprint/14769

Item Type: Departmental Report
Keywords: narrowing, pavement markings, physical displacement, roadway treatments, rural traffic calming, rural transitions, signs, speed, speeding, surroundings, traffic calming, traffic management, transition zones
Subjects: Transportation
Transportation > Traffic safety
ID Code: 14943
Deposited By: Leighton Christiansen
Deposited On: 09 Sep 2013 11:51
Last Modified: 09 Sep 2013 11:51
URI: http://publications.iowa.gov/id/eprint/14943