Tools to Address Speeding and Traffic Volumes
- Full closures or Cul-de-Sacs close one end of a street.
- They are used to force changes in travel patterns - such as preventing cut-through traffic in residential neighborhoods or to eliminate dangerous or problematic intersections.
- Care should be taken to consult neighborhoods when proposing cul-de-sacs or full closures because access to properties may become more difficult resulting in potential delays for residents.
- Sidewalks can be left open.
- Reduces traffic speed.
- Reduces traffic volumes.
- Reduces cut-through traffic.
- Enhanced landscaping opportunities are possible.
- May reduce access for emergency vehicles.
- Parking may be lost at the cul-de-sac end.
- Diversion to longer routes may cause inconvenience to and be opposed by affected residents.
- Not suitable on transit routes.
- Design to provide pedestrian and bicycle access.
|Summary of Effectiveness|
|Streets to Use On Collector, Local||Local/Collector|
|Use on Bus Route||No|
|Use with Curbs and Gutters||Yes|
|Spot or Area-wide Use||Spot|
|Emergency Service Access Issues||Yes|
|Impacts on Arterials||Possible|
|Change in % Truck||Possible|
|Environmental Changes||Reduce Noise|
|Dependence on enforcement||No|
|Level of Violation||Self-enforced|
|Aesthetics and Landscaping||Possible|