Tools to Address Speeding and Pedestrian Safety
Neighborhood Traffic Safety Campaign(Education)
Traffic safety campaigns for a particular neighborhood usually consist of informational leaflets, fliers or letters sent out to residents and schools.
These may show information on current travel speeds within the area with a request that neighbors adhere to posted speed limits and other traffic laws such as stopping at stop signs etc. It is not clear whether these measures actually result in safer driving conditions or whether they are effective in the reduction of traffic speeds. They target neighborhood residents so speeding resulting from non-local cut-through traffic is not affected.
- Helps to make residents aware of problems.
- May offset some complaints from some residents.
- Signs may enhance the residential nature of an area if used with other measures.
- May make residents aware of a potential safety problem.
- Effectiveness of these measures has not been verified.
- There may be other more effective measures to use.
|Summary of Effectiveness|
|Streets to Use On Collector, Local||Local/Collector|
|Use on Bus Route||Yes|
|Use with Curbs and Gutters||Yes|
|Spot or Area-wide Use||Area|
|Emergency Service Access Issues||No|
|Impacts on Arterials||No|
|Change in % Truck||Unknown|
|Dependence on enforcement||No|
|Level of Violation||N/A|
|Aesthetics and Landscaping||No|