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TRAFFIC CALMING POLICY REVIEW
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This list of traffic calming resources is not meant to be exhaustive, because thousands of pages on the subject are available across the Web. However, if you think a particular resource should be listed here, please contact us at dmassey@cityofknoxville.org.


TRAFFIC CALMING POLICIES OF OTHER CITIES

Arlington, VA
To address speeding in Arlington, the city created a citizen advisory committee titled the Neighborhood Traffic Calming Committee; this document outlines their policy and procedure for traffic calming requests.
http://www.arlingtonva.us/departments/
EnvironmentalServices/dot/planning/ntc/images/
NTC%20Program%20Guide.pdf


Asheville, NC
This is Asheville's approach to eligibility and protocols for traffic calming.
http://www.ashevillenc.gov/portals/0/city-documents/TransportationEngineering/Traffic_Engineering/TrafficCalmingPolicy.pdf

Columbus, GA
Columbus published this website on traffic calming procedures in the city which gives citizens access to traffic calming request information as well as to "let other jurisdictions know the process that is followed here."
http://www.columbusga.org/engineering2/calming.htm

Mobile, AL
This is a document outlining the request for proposal as dictated by the city of Mobile.
http://www.cityofmobile.org/pdf/trafficcalming.pdf

San Francisco, CA
This is San Francisco's Better Streets initiative website. It is an all-encompassing citizen's guide to seeking and understanding street improvements, including traffic calming measures as well as street greening, utility issues, storm water management and others.
http://www.sfbetterstreets.org/

Seattle, WA
Seattle's Traffic Calming policy outlines the goals of traffic calming measures and the conditions under which they are appropriate to use.
http://www.seattle.gov/transportation/rowmanual/manual/6_5.asp

Tallahassee, FL
Tallahassee's traffic calming website includes both step by step traffic request proposal process lists and a history of traffic calming in the city.
http://talgov.com/pubworks/pubworks-traffic-calming.aspx

Other Cities
For more city examples, check out the Institute of Transportation Engineer's larger list.
http://www.ite.org/traffic/tcresources.asp


NEIGHBORHOOD APPROVAL PROCESSES IN OTHER CITIES

Arlington, VA
For the city of Arlington, this page explains the specifics of forming working groups and completing the required petitions. Page 4 provides a summary; Pages 9-10 explain the process.
http://www.arlingtonva.us/departments/EnvironmentalServices/dot/
planning/ntc/images/NTC%20Program%20Guide.pdf


Asheville, NC
This explains how to hold meetings to gain support for traffic calming initiatives. See Page 7 section titled "Meetings for Project Development"
http://www.ashevillenc.gov/portals/0/city-documents/
TransportationEngineering/Traffic_Engineering/TrafficCalmingPolicy.pdf


Columbus, GA
This document outlines the citizen responsibilities in the traffic calming request process. http://www.columbusga.org/engineering2/calming.htm

Johnson City, TN
This is Johnson City's traffic calming policy for existing neighborhoods.
http://www.johnsoncitytn.org/uploads/files/traffic/
Traffic%20Calming%20Steps%20for%20Existing%20Neighborhoods.pdf


San Francisco, CA
As part of the city's Better Streets initiative, this is a guide to building neighborhood support for traffic calming requests.
http://www.sfbetterstreets.org/learn-the-process/building-neighborhood-support/


TRAFFIC CALMING EDUCATION CAMPAIGNS

Chicago, IL
Chicago's "It's Up to You" marketing campaign launched a site cataloguing Chicago Department of Transportation's (CDOT) multimedia campaign to raise awareness of proper traffic safety.
http://www.chicagopedsafety.org

The National Pedestrian Safety Campaign
This Federal Highway Administration page includes a wealth of resources for pedestrian safety campaigns that can be adapted for local communities.
http://safety.fhwa.dot.gov/local_rural/pedcampaign/

Orinda, CA
Within the city of Orinda's Neighborhood Traffic Management Program is a section on education. This includes a list of different citizen awareness actions that can be taken as well as exploring their advantages and disadvantages. Found on pages 9-11.
http://www.altaprojects.net/orinda/pd...raffic_Management_Program.pdf

Pasadena, CA
This site is the city of Pasadena's modern and social media oriented approach to pedestrian safety awareness campaigns.
http://www.watch4pedestrians.com/

Traffic Calming Education and Awareness Program
This presentation, created by the city of San Jose, CA, is aimed at improving traffic safety through education that attempts to change attitudes and ultimately behavior in drivers, pedestrians and other street users.
http://www.mtc.ca.gov/services/arterial_operations/downloads/
trafficcalming/Street_Smarts.pdf


Windsor, CT
Drive Wise is the town of Windsor's multifaceted approach to traffic calming, promoting awareness through devices such as "traveling signs" and digital speed display signs.
http://www.townofwindsorct.com/towninfo/drivewise/


PEDESTRIAN AND BICYCLE SAFETY

Chicago, IL
Chicago's It's Up to You marketing campaign launched a site cataloguing Chicago Department of Transportation's (CDOT) multimedia campaign to raise awareness of proper traffic safety.
http://www.chicagopedsafety.org

Fundamentals of Bicycle Boulevard Planning & Design
This report includes research on the request and planning of bicycle boulevards, which are streets that are either shared or include bike paths or lanes.
http://www.pdx.edu/ibpi/sites/www.pdx.edu.ibpi/files/
BicycleBoulevardGuidebook%28optimized%29.pdf


How to Develop a Pedestrian Safety Action Plan
A pedestrian safety action plan is a plan adopted by a community for improving pedestrian safety through street design as well as other safety related community programs. It is specifically aimed at helping understand how to identify a community's unique safety issues and how to design plans which will address them.
http://safety.fhwa.dot.gov/ped_bike/ped_focus/docs/fhwasa0512.pdf

Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center (PBIC) Case Study Compendium
The Case Study Compendium includes a collection of original case studies conducted by the PBIC about pedestrian and bike projects and programs in the US and internationally. These programs include examples of "engineering, education, enforcement, encouragement, planning, health promotion, and comprehensive safety initiatives."
http://drusilla.hsrc.unc.edu/cms/downloads/pbic_case_study_compendium.pdf

Pedestrian and Bike Safety and Mobility in Europe
This report was conducted in 2009 by the US Dept. of Transportation's Federal Highway Administration to examine different practices in place aimed at improving pedestrian and bicycle safety on roads.
http://www.international.fhwa.dot.gov/pubs/pl10010/pl10010.pdf

A Resident's Guide for Creating Safe and Walkable Communities
This guide by the Federal Highway Administration highlights actions residents can take to improve their community's pedestrian usability.
http://safety.fhwa.dot.gov/ped_bike/ped_cmnity/ped_walkguide/residentsguide.pdf

Safety Effects of Marked Versus Unmarked Crosswalks at Uncontrolled Locations
This Federal Highway Administration report provides information about when to supplement crosswalks at uncontrolled crossings based on traffic and other conditions.
http://www.fhwa.dot.gov/publications/research/safety/04100/04100.pdf

Walkability & Bikeability Checklist
The Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center offers a variety of resources, including checklists that provide objective criteria for gauging the bike and pedestrian friendliness of their communities.
http://www.pedbikeinfo.org/


ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

Complete Streets and Walkable Communities
From the city of Charlevoix, Michigan, this document defines and explains "complete streets" - streets that accommodate all users.
http://www.cityofcharlevoix.org/city-departments/documents/RecPlan-Chapter5CompleteStreetsBikesandWalkableCommunities_000.pdf

Controlling Speeds on Residential Streets
This piece written by Richard Beaubien explores the issue of speeding in neighborhoods and some of the approaches that do and do not work.
http://ite.org/traffic/documents/JDA89A37.pdf

Traffic Calming Library
This is a searchable database of traffic calming resources offered by the Institute of Transportation Engineers.
http://www.ite.org/traffic/default.asp

Traffic Calming: State of the Practice & State of the Art: Residential Traffic Management
Also from the Institute of Transportation Engineers is Traffic Calming: State of the Practice (1999) that compiles traffic calming experiences in US and Canada as well as State of the Art: Residential Traffic Management (1980) which covers all used traffic calming devices and assesses their effectiveness.
http://www.ite.org/traffic/tcstate.asp

Traffic Calming: The Benefits, Costs and Equity Impacts
This 1999 study by the Victoria (British Columbia) Transport Policy Institute explores the benefits, costs and equity impacts of utilizing traffic calming initiatives.
http://www.vtpi.org/calming.pdf

Speed Control in Residential Areas
As produced by Michigan's Technical Project Committee, the Speed Control in Residential Areas document is a guide to the many essential elements in crafting successful traffic calming policies for communities.
http://www.ite.org/traffic/documents/tcir0053.pdf

Speed Humps Effect on Emergency Vehicles
From the Des Plaines Fire Department of Illinois is a study on the impact that traffic calming measures have upon emergency vehicle response times.
http://www.usfa.fema.gov/pdf/efop/efo42774.pdf

Speeding in Residential Areas
This guide addresses law enforcement's role in traffic calming measures.
http://www.cops.usdoj.gov/files/ric/Publications/e06031986.pdf
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