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Traffic Calming. A Program of the Department of Traffic and Transportation Prepared & Presented By: David Richard. What is Traffic Calming?.

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traffic calming

Traffic Calming

A Program of the Department of Traffic and Transportation

Prepared & Presented By:

David Richard

what is traffic calming
What is Traffic Calming?

The combination of mainly physical measures that reduce the negative effects of motor vehicle use, alter driver behavior and improve conditions for non-motorized street users.1

1Lockwood, Ian. ITE Traffic Calming Definition. ITE Journal, July 1997, pg. 22.

who can participate
WHO CAN PARTICIPATE?
  • Residents in Corporate Limits of Lafayette.
  • Residents in unincorporated areas of Lafayette Parish.
  • Residents in these areas who do not live on roads which are included on the Consolidated Thoroughfare Plan or on the supplemental list included in the TC Policies and Procedures.
speed moniter trailer
SPEED MONITER TRAILER
  • Shows Department Action
  • Demonstrates True Speeds

to Concerned Residents

  • Equipped with Traffic Data

Collector

traffic calming criteria
TRAFFIC CALMING CRITERIA
  • >600 vpd and <3,500 vpd
  • >15% Non-Local Traffic
  • 4 or More Similar Crashes
  • 85th Percentile >7 mph Over Posted

Speed Limit for 4 hours of a day and total

hourly volume exceeding 34 vehicles per

hour in the same 4 hours

traffic calming devices
TRAFFIC CALMING DEVICES
  • Speed Lumps
  • Mini Roundabouts
  • Chokers
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TRAFFIC CALMING

For Information contact:

David Richard

291-8549