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Taming Traffic: State of Practice

Product No.: 10029
Date Published: 11/2011

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Geographic Area Covered: Nine-county Delaware Valley Region, including the counties of Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery, and Philadelphia in Pennsylvania; and Burlington, Camden, Gloucester, and Mercer in New Jersey.

Abstract: This report provides an overview of context-sensitive solutions (CSS) and their application throughout the DVRPC region. CSS is an approach to roadway planning in which transportation facilities complement the local context and accommodate all users. Section One discusses CSS techniques, including traffic calming, and highlights a series of local and international examples. Section Two summarizes DVRPC's Taming Traffic Program. Between 2005 and 2010, DVRPC conducted studies of 10 locations throughout the region, recommending a variety of CSS strategies.

Key Words: Traffic calming, context-sensitive solutions, context-sensitive design, complete streets, smart growth, placemaking, pedestrian environment, bicycle amenties, Swedesboro Borough, Franklin Township, Springfield Township, Haddon Heights, Lawnside Borough, Barrington Borough, West Windsor Township, Philadelphia, Eastampton Township, Sharon Hill Borough, Newton Borough, Newton Township, Camden.

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