Selected Reports

Traffic Calming: State of the Practice
ITE/FHWA, August 1999

This report contains a synthesis of traffic calming experiences to date in the United States and Canada.   It includes information on traffic calming in residential areas and in  areas where high speed rural highways transition into rural communities.  The report draws from detailed information collected on traffic calming programs in twenty featured communities, another 30 communities surveyed less extensively, and a parallel Canadian effort by the Canadian ITE (CITE) and the Transportation Association of Canada (TAC).  The intended audience is transportation professionals. 

Print copies of this publication can be purchased from the ITE Bookstore. Visit the ITE Online Bookstore for information about how to place your order.


Cover and Front Matter
Chapter I Introduction
Chapter II Brief History of Traffic Calming 
Chapter III
Toolbox of Traffic Calming Measures 
Chapter IV
Engineering and Aesthetic Issues 
Chapter V
Traffic Calming Impacts
Chapter VI Legal Authority and Liability
Chapter VII Emergency Response and Other Agency
Chapter VIII Warrants, Project Selection Procedures, and Public Involvement
Chapter IX Beyond Residential Traffic Calming 
Chapter X Traffic Calming in New Developments 
References, Appendices and Index
Appendix A Speed and Volume Data Before and After Traffic Calming
Appendix B 85th Percentile Speeds as Function of Hump Size and Spacing
Appendix C Average Annual Accidents Before and After Traffic Calming
Appendix D Effectiveness of Education/Enforcement
Appendix E Effectiveness of Regulatory Measures 
Appendix F Effectiveness of Psycho-Perception Controls

State of the Art: Residential Traffic Management
FHWA, 1980

The research program "Improving The Residential Street Environment" deals with control and restraint or management of traffic on local residential streets. This State of the Art report covers current practices in this field through 1978. The report assesses the performance of various control devices to affect traffic on existing residential streets (as opposed to initial design features of new Subdivisions). Included are diagonal diverters, half-diverters, cul-de-sacs, median barriers, speed bumps and undulations, stop signs, rumble strips and many other measures. The report also details techniques for developing neighborhood traffic control plans including community involvement and technical evaluation elements. 

Cover and Front Matter
Chapter 1 Introduction
Chapter 2 Overview of Neighborhood Ttraffic Management
Chapter 3
Neighborhood Traffic Control Devices and Systems: Positive Physical Controls
Chapter 4
Planning for Neighborhood Traffic Management
Chapter 5 Planning and Design Aspects Common to all Neighborhood Management Devices 
References and Appendices
Appendix A Citizen Participation Resources and Techniques
Appendix B Selected References on Community Participation Techniques
Appendix C Techniques and Measurements for Neighborhood Traffic Management Planning
Appendix D Organization of Needed Technical Data 
Appendix E Summary of Cities and Devices Reviewed 

DOT Logo

Ite Logo

Send comments to:

Institute of Transportation Engineers
1627 Eye Street, NW, Suite 600 | Washington, DC 20006 USA
Telephone: +1 202-785-0060 | Fax: +1 202-785-0609

Facebook Twitter LinkedIn YouTube Google+ Instagram

ITE Canon of Ethics
2018 Institute of Transportation Engineers