Degree Type

Thesis

Date of Award

2006

Degree Name

Master of Science

Department

Civil, Construction, and Environmental Engineering

First Advisor

Shauna Hallmark

Abstract

County and state highways that enter small rural towns commonly become a major roadway through the community. These roadways typically have high speed limits outside of town and transition to a reduced speed limit through the community. Drivers that enter at high speeds and continue speeding throughout create unsafe conditions for residents and other drivers. When speeding becomes a problem, city officials often struggle to find solutions. Most traffic calming studies only focus on minor streets in large, urban areas. Therefore, city officials have little information about the effectiveness of rural traffic calming measures that are appropriate for major highways. They may also have few resources to reduce speeds. The purpose of this study was to identify economically feasible traffic calming strategies that are appropriate for major roadways, test these strategies in several communities, and analyze their effectiveness by comparing speed data before and one month after implementation.

DOI

https://doi.org/10.31274/rtd-180813-15340

Publisher

Digital Repository @ Iowa State University, http://lib.dr.iastate.edu

Copyright Owner

Eric Randall Petersen

Language

en

Proquest ID

AAI1439857

File Format

application/pdf

File Size

80 pages

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