Benvenue/Hillegass near Ashby Traffic Reference
has supplied some initial links to Web content
relevant to traffic calming:
From Portland Oregon, the
Calming Home Page with considerable detail and information about
some of their advanced work.
Blueprint for the city of New York here is
4 on street design for traffic calming.
Here is a
of communities that have recently done
BIKE PLAN SOURCE
(Tracy-Williams Consulting) here is the
Traffic Calming section.
From Drivers.com (an online
magazine for car drivers) here is a discussion of
Traffic Calming, State of the practice.
From Dom Nozzi
(an urban planner) here is
In praise of traffic calming
Here is the
of San Francisco's Traffic Calming Report
(SAR 97-3 STRATEGIC ANALYSIS REPORT on TRAFFIC CALMING,
initiated by Commissioner Leslie Katz).
Francisco Bike Coalition here is their
Francisco Bicycle Plan and specifically its
7 on Traffic Calming.
Pedestrian Lexicon one can find:
traffic calming - calque of German verkehrsberuhigung. A range of measures that reverse the
"improvements" of the past decades that, in the name of safety, have actually resulted simply in
greater vehicle speeds (and traffic noise), and the decline in walking and cycling, since higher speeds
discriminate against these modes. A process in which lane widths are narrowed, "sight triangles"
(which ensure a triangle of visibility for users to see "side traffic") reduced, speed humps used to "jar"
drivers exceeding the speed limit, adding entranceways to residential areas, and convering through
lanes at the curb to parking.
Hmmm. I think we are excluding at least speed bumps from our
consideration of "traffic calming" measures (due to their negative
impact on various people such as disabled drivers, bicyclists, etc.).
On the issue of the impact of traffic calming measures on
emergency responce there is this note
Traffic Calming Emergency Response Impacts by
Todd Litman, Director Victoria Transport Policy Institute.
There are of course many more. If the above isn't enough
for you, you might want to look yourself through
results from a search on "Traffic Calming".
about this Web page.