Part 2 of 21st Century Traffic Calming Guide: Horizontal Alterations
ALPHARETTA, Ga., Nov. 21, 2014—Research for up-to-date engineered traffic calming solutions just got easier for city planners, law enforcement officers and municipal leaders who rely on industry best practices to implement a plan to slow speeding drivers. Current transportation industry reference documents have remained virtually unchanged for decades. Radarsign®, the manufacturer of the world’s first armored driver feedback sign, has developed a series of 21st Century Traffic Calming Guides, outlining the latest insights about engineered solutions.
Part II of the guide produced by Radarsign analyzes the category of Horizontal Alterations: Chicanes, Roundabouts and Traffic Circles. Horizontal deflections, which change driver behavior through a change of path, are often implemented to discourage cut-through traffic. In recent years though, Horizontal Alterations have seen an increase in use over Vertical Alterations like speed bumps.
“We are excited to be spearheading a larger effort to educate municipalities, traffic engineers, consultants, and law enforcement officers on all aspects of traffic calming,” said Charlie Robeson, Radarsign Co-Founder and Managing Partner. “This single, go-to resource makes it easy to evaluate all options.”
Part I: Vertical Alterations was released November 11.
UPDATE: A comprehensive, single reference document that includes Parts I, II, III and IV is now available for download at https://www.radarsign.com/a-traffic-calming-guide-for-the-21st-century/.
In 2004, Atlanta-based Radarsign® established new industry standards for traffic-calming solutions with the debut of the world’s first armored radar speed signs, which are vandal, weather and bullet-resistant. The industry’s most durable radar speed signs are also the most ecological and energy efficient. Engineered and manufactured in the USA, Radarsign products are MUTCD-compliant and utilize recycled aluminum, innovative LED reflector technology, minimal battery power and solar panels to deliver bright, easy-to-read feedback to drivers. Radarsign products are scientifically proven to reduce drivers’ speeds and have been entrusted to provide safe and effective traffic-calming solutions for: municipalities, treasured national parks, schools, neighborhoods, military bases, and private and public development projects across the U.S., Canada and overseas. www.Radarsign.com.