This comprehensive 114-page handbook covers traffic-calming topics including legal issues, study and approval processes, and design guidelines. It also addresses signage and pavement markings in addition to designs for new street construction and reconstructed streets.
Thorough guide explains the benefits of road diets and details their design and implementation.
Good street and sidewalk design improves public health and safety, accommodates a variety of users, reduces environmental impacts, and makes communities more inviting. WeConservePA guide. 5 pages.
This report provides an overview of context-sensitive solutions (CSS) and their application throughout the DVRPC region. CSS is an approach to roadway planning in which transportation facilities complement the local context and accommodate all users. Section One discusses CSS techniques, including traffic calming, and highlights a series of local and international examples. Section Two summarizes DVRPC's Taming Traffic Program. Between 2005 and 2010, DVRPC conducted studies of 10 locations throughout the region, recommending a variety of CSS strategies.
Traffic-calming incorporates a variety of design and management strategies in local streetscapes to control volume and speed of traffic for the safety of both motorists and non-motorists.
Two short guides explaining various methods to calm traffic and make streetscapes more pedestrian friendly.