Document Type

Report

Publication Date

10-2013

Abstract

Small rural communities often lack the expertise and resources necessary to address speeding and the persistent challenge of slowing high-speed through traffic. The entrances to communities are especially problematic given that drivers must transition from a high-speed, often-rural roadway setting to a low-speed community setting.

A number of traffic-calming devices were evaluated to determine their effectiveness in reducing speeds along the main road through a small rural community. Five different treatments were selected and installed in six rural Iowa communities. This tech brief highlights use of colored entrance treatments.

Comments

Part of Evaluation of Low Cost Traffic Calming for Rural Communities – Phase II [Updated],

Sponsors

Iowa Highway Research Board Iowa Department of Transportation Midwest Transportation Consortium Federal Highway Administration (IHRB Project TR-630, InTrans Project 11-393)

Language

english

File Format

PDF

File Size

1 MB

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