Traffic calming makes streets safer for people who walk and bike by reducing the speed at which cars travel. Slowing car traffic and reducing cut-through traffic helps make streets feel more friendly, livable, and welcoming to residents of all ages. As defined by the Institute of Transportation Engineers, “Traffic calming involves changes in street alignment, installation of barriers, and other physical measures to reduce traffic speeds and/or cut-through volumes, in the interest of street safety, livability, and other public purposes.”
Trailnet has created a Traffic Calming Guidebook that is used to assist neighborhoods who want to implemented traffic calming solutions in their community. The Guidebook give pros, cons, photos, and cost estimates (if available) of the different types of traffic calming infrastructure that have been implemented across the City of St. Louis.
Project for Public Spaces created helpful tips and information to know, such as a traffic calming toolbox. Check out their Traffic Calming 101 toolbox for more information.
Examples of successful traffic calming:
- West Palm Beach Florida
- Prospect Park West Bicycle Path and Traffic Calming
- MBA: Traffic Calming – Streetfilms
- Transform Your City With Tactical Urbanism – Streetfilms
Traffic calming makes streets safer for people who walk and bike by reducing the speed at which cars travel. We built a toolkit to make it easy for everyone to create their own pop-up traffic calming demonstrations and show how streets can be designed for those who walk and bike.
Trailnet has materials available for individuals to use for traffic calming demonstrations. A list of available resources can be found within the Slow Your Street guide. If you are interested in checking-out the materials then please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
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