Taming Traffic (2006) Context-Sensitive Solutions in the DVRPC Region

Taming Traffic (2006) Context-Sensitive Solutions in the DVRPC Region

Product No.: 06040
Date Published: 09/2006

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This report focuses on the application of traffic calming principles and best practices to demonstrate the benefits of this more sensitive planning and implementation approach. Traffic calming is a means to link land use and transportation planning and implementation. A Pennsylvania and New Jersey case study are included, with recommendations and before and after photo simulations. The study includes an explanation of traffic calming and related terms, and a discussion of policy at the state level and in the Delaware Valley region. A listing of the priority areas in need of traffic calming, nominated by city and county planners, for each county and major city in the region is included.

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; and specifically Eastampton Township in Burlington County, and Sharon Hill Borough in Delaware County

Key Words: Traffic calming, context-sensitive solutions, context-sensitive design, balanced circulation, NJDOT, PennDOT, Smithville Road, Eastampton,Chester Pike, Sharon Hill, enforcement, engineering, education, policy, vertical deflection, horizontal deflection.

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