Tools to Address Speeding
Also known as "Raised Crossings" and "Sidewalk Extensions". These are basically speed tables or humps with crosswalk markings provided. Pedestrians have a level street crossing as a result - beneficial for disabled users. These result in reduced vehicular speeds as per standard speed humps. However, they enhance the environment for pedestrians and disabled sidewalk users.
- Potential to reduce traffic speed.
- No impact on on-street parking.
- Minimum maintenance.
- Improves accessibility for disabled pedestrians.
- Improves general pedestrian environment.
- Impacts emergency vehicle response times.
- Not suitable on transit routes.
- Not aesthetically pleasing.
- Can affect drainage.
- Can create noise pollution.
|Summary of Effectiveness|
|Streets to Use On Collector, Local||Local|
|Use on Bus Route||Yes (With Care)|
|Use with Curbs and Gutters||Yes|
|Spot or Area-wide Use||Spot|
|Emergency Service Access Issues||Possible|
|Impacts on Arterials||Possible|
|Change in % Truck||Unknown|
|Dependence on enforcement||None|
|Level of Violation||Self-enforced|
|Aesthetics and Landscaping||No|