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What is Traffic Calming?
The use of physical design and other measures to improve safety
The basic principle behind traffic calming is to reduce the speed of motorized vehicles
·reducing the speed of motorized vehicles will decrease the likelihood that pedestrians or cyclists will be hit; and even if a collision does occur, the impact is reduced, and the injuries are not as severe. Statistically, collisions that occur at lower speeds are less likely to kill or seriously injure.
Traffic calming increases roadway safety for motorized & non-motorized users of the road
Reducing the need for Police Enforcement
Why is it needed here in Glenn Heights?
Community groups and HOAs are looking for solutions to reduce speeding within neighborhoods. These measures will ensure safety for both pedestrians and drivers.
Traffic Calming Policy
Establishes process for requesting a traffic calming device including impacted property owner participation
Focuses on addressing neighborhood traffic concerns
Establishes a procedure for evaluating requests for traffic calming devices
The Police & Public Works Departments would be responsible for the application, evaluation, and implementation of traffic calming measures
All traffic calming measures must be approved by City Council and are limited based on available budget
Traffic Calming Methodology
Increasing Cognitive load while driving (make drivers pay more attention)
Speed awareness campaigns (social media and HOA meetings)
Speed reductions in high-volume pedestrian areas (such as around school)
Increasing chance of passenger discomfort if speed limits are not observed (speed humps)
Speed trailers with license plate readers for courtesy notifications
Traffic enforcement by patrol or traffic divisions
Visual changes such as signage, LED speed notifications, etc.
Community event demonstrations
Neighborhood LIDAR programs
Traffic Calming Options
Speed Calming Signage
Speed Calming Trailer
Speed Control Signage
Traffic Calming Application Process
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