Temporary Speed Hump Impact Evaluation, 2002

(2002) Temporary Speed Hump Impact Evaluation, 2002. Transportation, Department of

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Abstract

The main objective of this research was to evaluate the impact of temporary speed humps and speed tables on vehicle speeds, vehicle speed profiles, and traffic volumes along local and/or collector streets in several rural Iowa cities. A 25 mile per hour (mph) temporary speed hump and a 30 mph temporary speed table, both made of recycled rubber, were purchased to test the impact of temporary devices. Two cities volunteered and the speed hump/table was installed on two test streets in the city of Atlantic (Roosevelt Drive and Redwood Drive) and one test street in the city of Le Claire (Canal Shore Drive). The speed hump was installed first and then converted to a speed table. Each device was installed for a period of at least two weeks at the same location. Speed, volume, and resident opinion data were then collected and evaluated.

Item Type: Departmental Report
Keywords: Cities, Evaluation, Public opinion, Residents, Rural areas, Speed control humps, Speed limits, Speeding, Temporary structures, Traffic calming, Traffic speed, Traffic volume
Subjects: Transportation
Transportation > Traffic Management
Transportation > Traffic safety
Transportation > Research
Transportation > Law and policies
Transportation > Law and policies > Enforcement
ID Code: 21153
Deposited By: Iowa DOT Library
Deposited On: 22 Dec 2015 13:14
Last Modified: 22 Dec 2015 13:14
URI: http://publications.iowa.gov/id/eprint/21153