Final traffic1.9.12

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Final traffic1.9.12

  1. 1. Final Analysis of Speeding Study Rustling Oaks/Fox Den Presented to SCHOA January 9, 2012 by Laura Ivey on behalf of community volunteers
  2. 2. Recap of Study <ul><li>Anne Arunel County installed traffic tubes on Rustling Oaks Drive in between Fox Den and Red Birch in May, 2011. </li></ul><ul><li>The traffic tubes counted vehicles and recorded vehicle speeds. </li></ul><ul><li>The study ran Thursday, May 19 - Wednesday, June 8. </li></ul><ul><li>Results were delivered to Laura Ivey for analysis. </li></ul><ul><li>Results were studied by a committee of Shipley’s residents and consultation was done with Mike Lenhart, a Traffic Engineer in Shipley’s Choice. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Findings from Traffic Study <ul><li>Total traffic for the survey: approx. 28,000 vehicles </li></ul><ul><li>Weekly traffic volume is 9,300 vehicles </li></ul><ul><li>74% of traffic during the survey were going more than 25 mph. </li></ul><ul><li>1,018 vehicles were going 36+ mph (4%). </li></ul><ul><li>Each week there were approximately 376 vehicles traveling 36+ mph on Rustling Oaks between Red Birch and Fox Den. Speeds were recorded in excess of 55mph. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Headlines for Neighborhood <ul><li>Over 21 days, almost 30,000 vehicles drove on Rustling Oaks near Fox Den and Red Birch -- about 9,300 vehicles per week. </li></ul><ul><li>THREE-FOURTHS of that traffic exceeded the speed limit. </li></ul><ul><li>Over 1,000 vehicles during the survey were going 36+ mph --almost 400 vehicles a week going 36+ mph on a neighborhood street. </li></ul><ul><li>Speeds were recorded in excess of 60 mph. </li></ul><ul><li>The vast majority of the top speeds (36+ mph) were recorded between noon and 6pm, NOT in late night hours . </li></ul>
  5. 5. Regarding Traffic -- the 3 Es <ul><li>Engineering </li></ul><ul><li>Education </li></ul><ul><li>Enforcement </li></ul>
  6. 6. Engineering Ideas <ul><li>Install a speed bump in that area . The data collected does not meet the criteria for installing a speed bump or traffic island. At least 10% of the total traffic must be going 10+ mph over the speed limit. We did not meet the requirement. The county will not install a speed bump or any other type of speed control, even if it was privately funded. </li></ul><ul><li>Install a stop sign where Red Birch crosses Rustling Oaks, turning it into a 4-way stop. This intersection does not meet the rigorous criteria established for adding a stop sign. The area in question does not meet any requirement for county-funded or privately-funded speed control. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Education Ideas <ul><li>Make study results available for SCHOA members </li></ul><ul><li>Post study results on Shipley’s Facebook page </li></ul><ul><li>Present study results to Shipley’s Choice PTA and ask for inclusion in monthly newsletter </li></ul><ul><li>Collect any accident data and report it to SCHOA to add to the results of this study. Example: Accident at Rustling Oaks just north of Fox Den that took out a streetlight pole and small tree in mid-December, 2011. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Enforcement Ideas <ul><li>Anne Arundel County has offered to place speed boards near the area in question. Ms. Claudia O’Keefe has been notified that we would like a board. The board only displays the motorist’s speed and does not issue a ticket. The boards are displayed five weekdays at a time. </li></ul><ul><li>We can request police patrol for high-traffic areas to issue tickets. This only works intermittently, as does the speed boards. We should use these methods sparingly but consistently. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Data Tables and Graphs Anne Arundel Traffic Study May 2011 Rustling Oaks between Fox Den and Red Birch
  10. 10. Traffic Volume and Speeds Raw number of vehicles How to read:13,530 vehicles were traveling 26-30mph over the 21-day survey. Source: AACo Traffic Study Rustling Oaks and Fox Den May 2011
  11. 11. Traffic Volume and Speeds Percentage of Total Traffic How to read:48% of vehicles were traveling 26-30mph over the 21-day survey. Source: AACo Traffic Study Rustling Oaks and Fox Den May 2011
  12. 13. Time of Day for Top Speeds

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