Technical Resources

Speed Management Resources

The following is a listing of the most recent publications for this topic.

PUBLICATION TITLE
ITE Virtual Drop-In Session: What is A Speeding Problem on A Residential Street--and When Do You Apply Traffic Calming? (Chat Log)
Convener: Patrick Wright, Pennoni
Jun 1, 2021
ITE Virtual Drop-In Session: What is A Speeding Problem on A Residential Street--and When Do You Apply Traffic Calming? (Session Recording)
Convener: Patrick Wright
Jun 1, 2021
ITE Virtual Drop-In Session: Driver Psychology and Speed Management - Opening Some Doors
Convener: Paul Mackey
May 11, 2021
ITE Virtual Drop-In Session: Driver Psychology and Speed Management - Opening Some Doors
Convener: Paul Mackey
May 11, 2021
ITE Virtual Drop-In Session: Facilities for Active Transportation
Convener: Marvin Ta, Pennoni
Feb 25, 2021
ITE Virtual Drop-In Session: Speed Humps - Should They Simply be Cushions?
Convener: Randy McCourt
Feb 23, 2021
Special ITE Virtual Drop-In Session in Recognition of National Traffic Incident Response Week
Convener: Adam Hopps, NOCoE
Nov 11, 2020
Noteworthy Speed Management Practices Guide
The Noteworthy Speed Management Practices guide provides an avenue of information for practitioners, summarizing eight case studies that highlight noteworthy practices over a range of speed management issues.
Oct 5, 2020
ITE Virtual Drop-In Session: Correlating Crashes with Conflicts using Video Based Road Safety Analytics
Convener: Paul St.-Aubin, Transoft Solutions
Sep 29, 2020
Virtual Drop-In Session: A Look Back at Design Speed
Convener: Paul Mackey, Safe Street/Rue Secure
Jul 23, 2020
Long-Term Effectiveness of Radar Speed Feedback Signs for Speed Management
Speed limit violations are a major public concern, especially along streets near schools and parks where substantial pedestrian/bicycle-to-vehicle conflicts are experienced. To compensate for limited staff and budget resources, public agencies have turned to radar speed feedback signs that measure driver speed compliance with posted speed limits. Roadside equipment like radar speed signs are used to supplement or substitute for enforcement staff.
May 1, 2020
ITE Virtual Drop-In Session: Proposed Changes by the National Committee on Uniform Traffic Devices for Setting Speed Limits
Interactive discussion on setting speed limits
Apr 2, 2020
Sustainable Speed Limits for Urban Streets
All streets are not highways. Allowing and encouraging discretion for urban jurisdictions to set slower speed limits for their local streets would likely improve traffic safety, pedestrian safety, bicycle safety transit safety, and reduce fuel consumption. It is widely recognized that speed kills and increases all traffic crashes, including injury collisions. High speed traffic negatively impacts the walking and cycling environments, livability, and sustainability. Few pedestrians feel comfortable walking adjacent to high speed traffic and few like to cross streets with high speed traffic.
Nov 1, 2019
A Fresh Look at an Old Problem: Why (& How) Austin is Moving Towards Integrated Strategies in Speed Management
Best Practices in Speed Management
Jul 22, 2019
Challenges and Opportunities of Using Part-Time Shoulder Lanes Along HOT Lanes
Best Practices in Speed Management
Jul 22, 2019
City of Boulder, CO, USA Creates Neighborhood Traffic Calming Program
The city of Boulder, Colorado Transportation Division launched a Neighborhood Speed Management Program (NSMP) geared toward slowing speeds on residential streets in 2018. The city continues to implement the program, which also includes education, enforcement and evaluation to calming traffic on any road classified as a local or collector street in Boulder city limits. The Neighborhood Speed Management Program is incorporated in both the Transportation Master Plan and Vision Zero goals in the city of Boulder, to ensure the program is recognized and achievable.
Jul 3, 2019
A Case Study on Speed Data using Uber Movement Speeds
The Uber Movement website was launched in 2017 with travel times and mobility data, and recently launched Uber Movement Speeds in beta form with 2018 data measuring street speeds. The site provides data from Uber trips to assist engineers and planners in better understanding realtime and continous speeds, of at least Uber vehicles, when considering speed limits or traffic calming measures.
Jul 2, 2019
Setting Speed Limits, a Case Study of USLIMITS2 in Charlotte, NC, USA
Charlotte, NC, USA is one city that has been extensively using USLIMITS2, an expert systems approach to setting speed limits, for the last 10 years. The city of Charlotte, which was experiencing a significant percentage of fatalities attributed to speeding, adopted USLIMITS2 as their standard method for determining speed limits on city-maintained roads.
Jul 2, 2019
Speed Management Action Plan Template Problem: Identification, Solutions, Implementation, Evaluation
Speed Management Action Plan Template Problem: Identification, Solutions, Implementation, Evaluation
Jul 2, 2019
Speeding as a Safety Problem, a Case Study in Richmond, Virginia, USA
According to the Richmond, Virginia, USA Vision Zero Action Plan adopted in 2018, more than one dozen deaths and 2,700 injuries occur on the streets of Richmond, VA annually. The city's Vision Zero Action Plan also states that "speed is recognized and prioritized as the fundamental factor in crash severity." According to the Virginia Department of Transportation and the Richmond Vision Zero Action Plan, from 2011 to 2016, speeding was a factor in 23 percent of crashes in Richmond, Virginia, USA.
Jun 27, 2019