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Neighborhood Traffic Management Program (NTMP)

Tools to Address Speeding and Pedestrian Safety

Neighborhood Traffic Safety Campaign(Education)

Different triptychs used for Neighborhood Traffic Safety Campaign

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.

Temporal radar speed trailer

Temporary Installation

Permanent community safety zone sign

Permanent Installation

PROS

  • 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.

CONS

  • Effectiveness of these measures has not been verified.
  • There may be other more effective measures to use.
Summary of Effectiveness
Volume Reduction No
Speed Reduction Unlikely
Safety Improvement Unknown
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
Environmental Changes No
Dependence on enforcement No
Level of Violation N/A
Aesthetics and Landscaping No