Every city wants safe roads. No public works director or transportation department says hey, we don't care if people speed on our roads, cause crashes, and put pedestrians at risk. But how proactive are you in keeping your roads safe?
For many cities, that answer is very. But if it isn't for yours, it may be time to take action.
The best way to ensure that you're putting traffic calming where it's most needed and not just slapping a bandaid on problems as they arise is to have a plan in place of how to address issues.
Cities with the most effective traffic calming programs have point systems to determine when and where traffic calming is needed most.
By allocating points to streets based on an established formula, you can target dangerous speeding behaviors in a way that makes sense, creating safer roads for everyone who uses them.
For more information on how to build a traffic calming program from the ground up, check out our popular municipal traffic calming guide.