Part I: “Vertical Alterations”
ALPHARETTA, Ga., Oct. 30, 2014—While the digital age has delivered advancements in almost every area of the transportation industry, the most comprehensive reference sources for traffic-calming best practices have remained virtually unchanged. 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.
Traffic calming, which generally refers to physical measures implemented to reduce motorist speeds, is a mainstay in the world of transportation planning. Traffic engineers and planners, urban developers and municipalities are creating safer roads and communities by implementing industry-approved best practices.
The first section of the Radarsign guide analyzes the category of Vertical Alterations. Also known as vertical deflection devices, these construction-based measures alter the roadway for the purpose of slowing traffic. The most common of these devices are speed humps and speed bumps which have fallen out of favor in recent years.
“When considering traffic-calming solutions, agencies must consider the effectiveness of all the options available to them for their specific situation,” said Charlie Robeson, Radarsign Co-Founder and Managing Partner. “Additionally, solutions must be compliant with local and state regulations and mandates. Having one resource in which to find this information will be very valuable to professionals in this field.”
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.